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
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
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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.