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.
Vikings’ WR Stefon Diggs, listed as questionable for Sunday to a knee injury, is expected to play against the Patriots, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2018
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.
Vikings’ CB Xavier Rhodes, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a hamstring injury, is working out pregame to determine whether he can play vs. Patriots, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2018
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.