Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that Eric Kendricks and Xavier Rhodes did not practice Wednesday. Kendricks did not play against the Detroit Lions because of an injured hamstring and Rhodes stopped playing with a groin strain halfway through the fourth quarter.
When asked, coach Mike Zimmer says of their return “I don’t know. We’ll see.”
While Zimmer is unsure if Kendricks will be in, his replacement Eric Wilson had a phenomenal day. Dane Mizutani says that against the Lions, Wilson had 96% of defensive snaps, nine total tackles, three tackles for a loss, and one sack.
As for Rhodes, if he stays out on Sunday Holton Hill has proven that he will be the next man up. Hill played over 40% of the snaps against the Lions, and much of that was before Rhodes went down in the fourth quarter.
While it doesn’t look good right now, they will be monitored during the week and they do have a chance to bounce back in time for Sunday.
Here is the full Vikings’ injury report for Wednesday:
Did not participate: FB C.J. Ham (elbow), DT Linval Joseph (knee), LB Eric Kendricks (hamstring), G Mike Remmers (low back), CB Xavier Rhodes (groin), PR Marcus Sherels (foot)
Limited participation: None
Full participation: LB Anthony Barr (shoulder), TE David Morgan (knee)