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Vikings at Giants Final Injury Reports

Oh yeah, there’s a game Sunday. I almost forgot.

NFL: New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings released their final injury report ahead of Sunday’s game against the suddenly resurgent New York Giants.

Yeah, it’s news, but it’s not THE news right now. What’s the status on Stefon Diggs?

Well, since he’s not on the final injury report, it would appear he’s over his...ahem...cold, and should be available to play. But the question is, will he? Well, Mike Zimmer was asked THAT VERY THING DEAR READER: of the things I have really enjoyed about the Mike Zimmer era is that, for the most part, there has been little in-season player drama like this. I don’t know why it’s coming up now, but I will say if they don’t play Diggs on Sunday it would be cutting off their nose to spite their face.

So, as Zimmer says, we’ll see what happens. But for what it’s worth, this ‘we’ll see’ gamesmanship comes off as a bit bush league, but that’s just me. And seriously, you’re gonna watch the tape? Really? Is Zim getting tips from Leslie Frazier on how to handle press conferences now? So lame.

As to the Giants, it looks like the big news for them is Saquon Barkley’s status, and he won’t play:

it looked like earlier in the week he might, as there was video of him practicing and looking remarkably well for a guy that just suffered a serious ankle sprain. But with a big Thursday game coming up after the Vikes game, keeping him out probably makes the most sense.

Also, Saquon Barkley is a human specimen of a man. I would not want to have to tackle him.