We’ve gotten the final injury reports for the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears heading into Monday Night Football, and both teams are going to be missing some fairly significant parts. Let’s take a look at the reports that have just come out, starting with the road team.
Minnesota Vikings Week 10 Injury Report
|Irv Smith Jr.||TE||Groin||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
Well, Mike Zimmer said that Irv Smith Jr. was “trending in the right direction,” but apparently he wasn’t trending that way hard enough, because he’s officially out for Monday night’s contest. That means we’re going to get some Tyler Conklin action as the #2 tight end next to Kyle Rudolph.
Dantzler is, presumably, still in the concussion protocol, but he still has a 50/50 shot of playing on Monday, according to the report. And, hey, at least there aren’t two or three other cornerbacks on the list, which is a nice change from most weeks this season. No other Viking outside of Smith Jr. and Dantzler received an injury designation this week.
Now, on to the home team’s final injury report.
Chicago Bears Week 10 Injury Report
The Bears have already declared four players out for Monday night’s game, including running back David Montgomery. Montgomery is the Bears’ leading rusher with 472 yards on the season. Their second-leading rusher is Mitchell Trubisky with 90 (though former Viking Cordarrelle Patterson has 88 yards. . .on 29 carries). The Bears’ rush offense is bad, y’all.
Allen Robinson is listed as questionable for the Bears, but I would be absolutely stunned if he wasn’t out there on Monday night.
Those are your final injury reports for the Vikings and the Bears heading into Monday Night Football, ladies and gentlemen. We’ll have more coverage of this one as we get closer to kickoff from Soldier Field.