We’ve gotten the final injury reports from both the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks heading into this Sunday’s contest at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Let’s take a look at both of those reports and see who will be sitting this one out for both sides.
We start, as usual, with the visiting team.
Minnesota Vikings Week 5 Injury Report
The Vikings have not filled in the participation levels for Friday’s practices, but they did make the designations for the players that received them clear.
The big news here, obviously, is the status of Eric Kendricks. After not practicing at all on Wednesday and Thursday because of a foot injury, Kendricks was a full participant in practice on Friday and was not given an injury designation by the team. That’s a pretty damn remarkable recovery, but one that is good to see for Vikings fans given that Kendricks hasn’t missed a defensive snap all year and the team is already short at the position.
Rookie wide receiver and return specialist K.J. Osborn is the only member of the Vikings that has been officially declared out of this one. I assume this means that Ameer Abdullah takes over return duties for the Vikings on Sunday night.
Now, on to the home team.
Seattle Seahawks Week 5 Injury Report
That’s a ridiculously long injury report from Pete Carroll. . .Belichickian, quite frankly. Adams is the big loss for the Seahawks, obviously, as he’s been a huge part of their defense and they will have to change things significantly without him in the lineup. The Seahawks also listed five players as questionable for this one, but linebacker Bobby Wagner has gotten a clean bill of health for the Seahawks.
(I usually alphabetize all the players on the injury reports and stuff, but man. . .that’s a lot of damn players and my computer was being uncooperative. So there you go.)
Those are the full injury reports for both the Seahawks and the Vikings going into this weekend’s prime time matchup. If anything changes between now and kickoff, we’ll be sure to let you know.