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Vikings injury updates: Stefon Diggs expected to play, Xavier Rhodes game time decision

Things are starting to come into focus

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As we approach game time on Sunday between the Minnesota Vikings and the New England Patriots, ESPN’s Adam Schefter has provided a couple of updates on two of the walking wounded for the purple.

Schefter says that Stefon Diggs is expected to play against the Patriots on Sunday, which is not that much of a surprise. Diggs made the declaration earlier in the week that he was going to play, and did practice on Friday after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday. In Diggs’ case, I think it would have been more surprising if he wasn’t out there.

In the case of cornerback Xavier Rhodes, things are a bit more up in the air.

According to Schefter, Rhodes will work out before the game to determine whether or not he’s ready to go against the Patriots. Rhodes, like Diggs, did not practice on Wednesday and Thursday and was limited in practice on Friday. If he doesn’t go, it sounds like the Vikings are prepared to start Holton Hill in his place.

The inactive lists come out approximately 90 minutes before kickoff. Once those come out, we will have them for you here.