We’ve gotten the final injury report for the Minnesota Vikings heading into their game on Sunday against the Detroit Lions, and although it’s fairly short, there are a couple of big names on it.
Here’s the report that the Vikings have put out:
- WR Adam Thielen (hamstring)
- OT Riley Reiff (concussion)
That’s everyone that was given an injury designation. The following players were on the injury report throughout the course of the week but were not listed as “out,” “doubtful,” or “questionable” on Friday’s final report.
- RB Dalvin Cook (chest)
- DE Everson Griffen (knee)
- DT Linval Joseph (knee)
- S Harrison Smith (hamstring)
- DT Shamar Stephen (knee)
- LB Eric Wilson (shoulder)
Cook has insisted all week that he would be ready to go on Sunday, and not being given an injury designation for this one pretty much confirms that.
Thielen hasn’t practiced all week, and appears to be on track to miss his sixth game of the year. I suppose all we can do is hope that his hamstring starts improving at some point. Reiff returned to practice on Friday after suffering a concussion that caused him to miss the second half of Monday night’s loss in Seattle. It sounds like he could be a game-time decision, and if he doesn’t start the Vikings would go with Rashod Hill at left tackle.
That’s your final injury report for this weekend’s NFC North clash with Detroit, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll continue bring you more on this one as we get closer to kickoff.