On Thursday, just as they did on Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings had a starting linebacker sitting out of practice with a groin issue.
No, not that one. . .a different one.
The biggest change to the Vikings’ injury report from Wednesday to Thursday is linebacker Anthony Barr sitting out of Thursday’s practice after being limited on Wednesday.
Barr missed three games in 2018 with injuries, but prior to that hadn’t missed a game in three seasons. This is a situation that we’ll obviously be monitoring, but hopefully it’s not so serious that Barr will miss any action.
Ben Gedeon, who sat out of Wednesday’s practice with a groin issue of his own, returned to practice on Thursday in a limited capacity. Mackensie Alexander continued to sit out of practice with his elbow injury.
Here is the full injury report for the Vikings from Thursday:
Did Not Practice
- CB Mackensie Alexander (elbow)
- LB Anthony Barr (groin, downgrade from limited)
- LB Kentrell Brothers (wrist/hamstring)
- G Pat Elflein (knee)
- LB Ben Gedeon (groin, upgrade from DNP)
- DT Shamar Stephen (knee)
- DE Everson Griffen (elbow)
- CB Mike Hughes (knee)
- S Jayron Kearse (hip, upgrade from limited)
For the Raiders, according to our friends at Silver and Black Pride, starting left tackle Trent Brown continued to sit out of practice with a knee issue, though his coaches reportedly seem to think that he’ll be ready for Sunday.
Both teams will issue their final injury reports tomorrow, and as soon as we have them we’ll bring them to you here.