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

Some big names missing on both sides

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings
There will be no Ham this Sunday.
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We’re less than 48 hours away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium for the 2018 regular season finale between the Chicago Bears and your Minnesota Vikings, which means that both teams have put out their final regular season injury lists. There are some pretty significant names on both sides that will be sitting out on Sunday afternoon, so let’s take a look at those here. As always, we start with the visiting team.

Chicago Bears injury report vs Minnesota Vikings

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Eddie Jackson S Ankle DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Aaron Lynch LB Elbow DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Allen Robinson WR Ribs DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Bilal Nichols DT Knee LP LP LP Questionable
DeAndre Houston-Carson S Illness ------ DNP FP ------

There aren’t many names on the injury report for the Bears, and they haven’t officially ruled anyone “out” for Sunday, but there are a couple of big ones. Eddie Jackson has been an absolute terror for Chicago in the secondary, including nabbing the pick-six that ultimately provided the difference the first time these two teams met. Wide receiver Allen Robinson could ultimately prove to be a significant loss for the Bears as well. Neither of them practiced all week, and it sounds like neither of them will be out there for Chicago on Sunday.

Now, we move on to the home team.

Minnesota Vikings injury report vs Chicago Bears

Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Player Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday Status
Chad Beebe WR Hamstring ------ DNP DNP Out
C.J. Ham FB Elbow DNP DNP DNP Out
Eric Kendricks LB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Marcus Sherels CB/PR Foot DNP DNP DNP Out
Tom Compton G Shoulder ------ LP LP Questionable
Xavier Rhodes CB Groin DNP DNP LP Questionable
Anthony Barr LB Shoulder FP FP FP ------
Linval Joseph DT Knee DNP LP LP ------
David Morgan TE Knee FP FP FP ------
Mike Remmers G Low Back DNP LP LP ------

The Vikings played without Anthony Barr the last time they met the Bears, and this time they’ll be without his UCLA counterpart as Eric Kendricks will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury. I would expect that Eric Wilson will get the start in Kendricks’ place as he did last week against Detroit and play the majority of the snaps.

The Vikings’ only fullback, C.J. Ham, will miss this one with an elbow injury. I’m not entirely sure how the Vikings will handle not having a fullback, although I would expect to maybe see David Morgan move around a bit more in situations where they would generally use one. He’s going to be needed against Khalil Mack as well, so Morgan is going to have a pretty full plate on Sunday afternoon.

We went over the injury to Marcus Sherels a bit yesterday, and with Chad Beebe out again as well, it would appear that the pride of Concordia College, Brandon Zylstra, is going to be your punt returner on Sunday. If necessary, Adam Thielen could fill that spot as well, but he’s probably more of an emergency option.

There are your final injury reports of the regular season, ladies and gentlemen. We will keep bringing you more on this one as we get closer to kickoff.