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Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings: Final injury reports for both teams

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It’s injury report day, so let’s check out the status of the Vikings and their Week 17 opponents

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We have made it to Friday, ladies and gentlemen, and that means it’s injury report day around the National Football League. Both the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears have put out their final injury reports of 2017, so let’s take a look at who could potentially be on the shelf for this Sunday’s season finale at U.S. Bank Stadium.

As always, we will start with the visiting team.

Chicago Bears Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Bobby Massie T Knee DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Josh Sitton G Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
DeAndre Houston-Carson S Back ------ LP LP Questionable
Adam Shaheen TE Chest LP LP LP Questionable
Tom Comptom T Concussion FP ------ ------ ------
Bradley Sowell T Back LP FP ------ ------

If both Bobby Massie and Josh Sitton are out, that means the entire right side of the Chicago offensive line will be watching this one from the bench. Probably not the best of situations for them against this Minnesota defense. Other than that, the injury report for the Bears is pretty short, but part of that has to do with them having so many people on IR at this point.

And now, on to the home team.

Minnesota Vikings Injury Report

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Tramaine Brock Sr. CB Foot DNP DNP LP Out
Pat Elflein C Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Kevin McDermott LS Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out
Shamar Stephen NT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jerick McKinnon RB Shoulder FP FP FP ------
Terence Newman CB Not Injury Related LP ------ ------ ------
Mike Remmers T Low Back FP FP FP ------
Kyle Rudolph TE Ankle LP LP LP ------

The big one here is, obviously, Pat Elflein sitting this one out. From what Mike Zimmer said at his press conference on Friday morning, Joe Berger will move over from right guard to make his first start at center this season, but he did not disclose who would be starting on the right side of the line. Right tackle Mike Remmers could shift over to right guard with Rashod Hill starting at right tackle, or rookie Danny Isidora could see some time at guard. It would also not be surprising to see the Vikings bring Cornelius Edison up off of the practice squad, as he was doing some work at center in practice this week as well. Shamar Stephen is out of this one as well, which means that rookie Jaleel Johnson should see some time at the defensive tackle spot.

That’s a look at the injury reports for both the Vikings and the Bears going into the regular season finale. Keep your browser pointed right here for more updates on this one as we get closer to kickoff.