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Panthers at Vikings: Interim injury reports

No days off for the purple

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

While the rest of us are at home trying for figure out where we put our eatin’ pants, the Minnesota Vikings and Carolina Panthers are continuing to prepare for Sunday’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium. They’ve both put out their second injury reports of the week, so let’s take a look at the changes that have made.

First, let’s look at Carolina’s injury report.

Did Not Participate

  • G Dennis Daley (concussion)
  • CB Donte Jackson (toe)

Limited Participation

  • S Sam Franklin (ankle, downgrade from full participation on Wednesday)
  • RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder)
  • G John Miller (knee/ankle)
  • OT Russell Okung (calf)

Full Participation

  • FB Alex Armah (ankle)
  • QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee)
  • DE Marquis Haynes (shoulder)
  • WR D.J. Moore (shoulder)
  • LB Tahir Whitehead (rib)
  • WR Brandon Zylstra (shoulder, new addition to injury report)

Bridgewater still appears to be on track to start at quarterback, and while McCaffrey is practicing in a limited capacity, everything I’m seeing is pointing towards him being out this week. We’ll have to see if that happens. . .obviously it would be a big help to Minnesota’s defense if it does.

Speaking of the Vikings, here’s their injury report for this Thanksgiving day.

Did Not Participate

  • G Ezra Cleveland (ankle)
  • TE Irv Smith Jr. (groin/back, downgrade from limited on Wednesday)

Limited Participation

  • DE Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder/concussion, upgrade from DNP on Wednesday)
  • G Dru Samia (non-injury, upgrade from DNP on Wednesday)
  • S Harrison Smith (neck, upgrade from DNP on Wednesday)

Full Participation

  • OT Brian O’Neill (shoulder)

Three of the four players that sat out of Wednesday’s session were back in a limited capacity on Thursday, including Harrison Smith. That’s pretty good news right there. Unfortunately, Cleveland is still out with what’s being called a high ankle sprain, and Irv Smith Jr. appears to have regressed as he sat out on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday.

Final injury reports for the week come out tomorrow, folks, and we’ll have them here for you when they drop.