It’s hard to believe we’re midway through the week already, but we are, and that means that the Minnesota Vikings have put out their first injury report of the week. The team is prepping to take on the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Sunday afternoon, and the initial injury report shows cause for concern along the offensive line.
Starting left tackle Riley Reiff, who was injured in Sunday’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, sat out of Wednesday’s practice with what is being listed as an ankle injury. The injury limited Reiff to just 20 of the team’s 71 offensive snaps against Philadelphia, though I think he got injured, attempted to come back, and ultimately ended up leaving again.
On a positive note, Rashod Hill played a very solid game in Reiff’s place at left tackle. If Reiff has to sit out on Sunday, you would have to assume that Hill would get the start at left tackle rather than trying to flip Brian O’Neill from the right side to the left side. Obviously we’ll be monitoring Reiff’s situation throughout the week.
Ben Gedeon continues to be listed as having a concussion, and he was the only other Viking to sit out of Wednesday’s practice session. Starting guard Josh Kline returned to practice on Wednesday, albeit in a limited capacity.
Here is the entire injury report for the purple.
Did Not Participate
- LB Ben Gedeon (concussion)
- OT Riley Reiff (ankle)
- LB Kentrell Brothers (hamstring)
- G Josh Kline (foot)
- S Anthony Harris (quad)
- LB Eric Kendricks (hip)
- CB Xavier Rhodes (hip)
- DT Shamar Stephen (knee)
That’s all for the first injury report of the week, folks.