With preparations for a second straight big Sunday Night Football contest well underway, the Minnesota Vikings have released their initial injury report for their contest against the Green Bay Packers. As most injury reports tend to do, this one has some good news and some bad news.
The good news is that linebacker Anthony Barr was a full participant in practice for the first time in about a month. Barr, who has missed the Vikings’ last three games, has stated that he will make his return to the field at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday night, and it appears that he’s on track to do just that.
On the other side, linebacker Ben Gedeon did not practice on Wednesday, and is apparently in the league’s concussion protocol. I’m not sure if or when Gedeon suffered the concussion on Sunday against Chicago, but the team is monitoring him, and we’ll have to see if he’s ready to go by game time.
In addition, defensive end Stephen Weatherly did not practice on Wednesday, and is listed with a “not injury related/shoulder” issue. . .which seems to be a bit contradictory, but that’s what it says. Tight end David Morgan (knee) and safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) both also continue to be sidelined with their respective issues.
Here is a full breakdown of the Vikings’ first injury report of the week:
Did not participate: LB Ben Gedeon (concussion), TE David Morgan (knee), S Andrew Sendejo (groin), DE Stephen Weatherly (not injury related/shoulder)
Limited participation: WR Chad Beebe (hamstring), OL Tom Compton (knee), OL Mike Remmers (low back), WR Adam Thielen (calf/low back)
Full participation: LB Anthony Barr (hamstring), DE Everson Griffen (toe), OL Danny Isidora (knee), CB Xavier Rhodes (foot)
We’ll be keeping an eye on the Vikings’ injury situation throughout the week, folks. If there are any significant updates, we’ll have them here for you as soon as we’re able.