Yesterday the Minnesota Vikings released their injury report, and Stefon Diggs was listed as a ‘Did Not Practice’ due to a hamstring. As is always the case, Vikings fans (myself included) reacted calmly, rationally, and well within the bounds of reason.
LOL just kidding, a lot of us lost our minds and way overreacted.
Today the Vikings injury report is way better, as Diggsy practiced, albeit only in a limited manner:
Today's #Vikings injury report pic.twitter.com/Ch0A2Cykxz— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) September 5, 2019
So, it looks like he’s well on his way to playing, which is good news indeed.
However, for the Falcons, All World WR and a guy who would be a great WR3 for the Vikings, Julio Jones, may not play. He’s trying to get a contract extension done, and he’s also dealing with some sort of leg or foot injury:
Julio Jones: "I don't know" if I'll play Sunday regarding contract situation ... also mentioned he's a little sore, so kinda hinting about injury too.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 5, 2019
Julio Jones says he’s trying to be out there but “he doesn’t know” if he’ll play on Sunday if he doesn’t have a new contract. #Falcons— Kelsey Conway (@FalconsKelsey) September 5, 2019
I asked him point blank if he will play, regardless. He said “I don’t know.” Threw in potential injury in there. He was asked later if it’s fair to say that he “plans to play.” He said that’s fair. He did not say he is 100% going to play.— Jason Butt (@JasonHButt) September 5, 2019
Obviously, this is something really worth watching over the next couple days, as no Jones for Atlanta could have a huge impact on the game. As we learn more we’ll be sure to pass the information along.