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Vikings Thursday Injury Report: Reiff returns

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A big part of the o-line took a step towards playing Sunday

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Today’s injury report for the Minnesota Vikings is out, and it looks pretty good for this far into the season. Yesterday, the team only had two players not practicing due to injury. Today, that’s down to one. Here’s the entire list.

DNP:

Ben Gedeon, LB (concussion)

Limited Participation:

Riley Reiff, T (Ankle)

Kentrell Brothers, LB (Hamstring)

Josh Kline, G (Foot)

Full Participation:

Anthony Harris, S (Quadriceps)

Eric Kendricks, LB (Hip)

Xavier Rhodes, CB (Hip)

Shamar Stephen, DT (Knee)

It’s good news for the offensive line, as Reiff returned on a limited basis, and Josh Kline practiced on a limited basis for the second day in a row. There’s a decent chance that both guys will now be able to play Sunday against the Lions. If Reiff can’t go, though, I’d expect to see Rashod Hill step in and take over, and Hill played very well last week against Eagles. If Kline is out again, look for Dakota Dozier to play right guard in his place.

The only player missing practice completely was Gedeon, out for a concussion. I think it’s now fair to say he’d be considered a long shot to play Sunday, unless there’s a pretty dramatic improvement tomorrow and Saturday. Eric Wilson would once again replace Gedeon, I imagine, with Cameron Smith seeing action as well.