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Minnesota Vikings at Atlanta Falcons: Final injury reports for both teams

The Vikings are down a starter, but so are the Falcons.

Minnesota Vikings vs Cleveland Brown Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images

It’s injury report day across the National Football League, ladies and gentlemen, and the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons have both released their final injury reports leading up to Sunday’s big game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Let’s take a look at both of the injury reports now, starting with the visiting team.

Minnesota Vikings Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Mike Remmers T Low Back LP DNP DNP Out
Eric Kendricks LB Hip DNP LP LP Questionable
Joe Berger G Not Injury Related ------ LP ------ ------
Andrew Sendejo S Groin FP FP FP ------

Offensive tackle Mike Remmers will miss his fourth game in a row, and though he is apparently over the concussion that had sidelined him since the bye week, apparently he tweaked his back during practice. That means Rashod Hill will get his fourth consecutive start in his spot. Eric Kendricks was limited in practice with his hip injury, but all indicators are that he’ll play and start. If he has to miss time, I’m assuming that Emmanuel Lamur or Ben Gedeon (or both) would fill in for Kendricks in some way, shape, or form.

Now, we move on to the home team.

Atlanta Falcons Injury Report

Position Player Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Position Player Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
CB Desmond Trufant Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
LB Sean Weatherspoon Illness ------ DNP DNP Questionable
K Matt Bryant Back DNP DNP LP ------
RB Devonta Freeman Concussion FP FP FP ------
WR Justin Hardy Shoulder LP LP LP ------
WR Julio Jones Ankle LP LP LP ------
G Andy Levitre Knee LP LP LP ------
CB Brian Poole Back DNP DNP LP ------
T Ty Sambrailo Hamstring LP LP FP ------
RB Terron Ward Shoulder/Knee LP LP FP ------

The Falcons have plenty of players listed on their injury report, but they only gave injury designations to two of them. One of them is pretty huge, as we touched on before, and that’s the injury to Desmond Trufant. Trufant is one of the NFL’s best at the cornerback position, and that’s going to make things much easier for Adam Thielen and/or Stefon Diggs on Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure what sort of illness Sean Weatherspoon is dealing with, but he’s listed as questionable. Matt Bryant has been dealing with that back injury all year, but it doesn’t seem to have affected him to this point, and the Falcons haven’t brought in anyone else to assume the kicking duties, so he should be alright.

That’s a quick look at the injury reports for both the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons for this week. We’ll have more coverage of this one as we get closer to kickoff.