The second injury reports of the week are out for the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears as they prepare for Sunday’s game at U.S. Bank Stadium. We’ll start with the visiting team, because that’s just what we do. . .and, in this case, there’s been a pretty significant development for Chicago.
Did Not Participate
- S Deon Bush (foot)
- CB Jaylon Johnson (shoulder)
- LB Khalil Mack (shoulder, downgrade from FP on Wednesday)
- CB Buster Skrine (concussion)
- TE J.P. Holtz (shoulder/knee, new addition to injury report)
- OT Charles Leno (toe, new addition to injury report)
- TE Jimmy Graham (hip)
- WR Darnell Mooney (knee)
- LB James Vaughters (knee)
Yes, I would classify Chicago’s best defensive player going from full participation in practice to not practicing in less than 24 hours as a major development. It would be a significant help to the Vikings’ offense if Khalil Mack had to sit this one out, and it’s definitely something that bears watching when the final injury reports come out tomorrow.
Now, on to the home team, and there have been some changes here, too.
Did Not Participate
- LB Eric Kendricks (calf)
- TE Kyle Rudolph (foot)
- DE Jordan Brailford (knee)
- FB C.J. Ham (quad, upgrade from DNP on Wednesday)
- RB Alexander Mattison (illness, upgrade from DNP on Wednesday)
- DT Armon Watts (back, upgrade from DNP on Wednesday)
- DE D.J. Wonnum (ankle)
No new names added to the injury report for the Vikings on Thursday, but three of their walking wounded have returned to practice in a limited capacity.
Still no progress for Eric Kendricks, which doesn’t bode well for his chances of playing on Sunday. We can always hope for a magical healing to happen overnight tonight, but as it stands now I wouldn’t bank on #54 being out there this weekend. Same for Kyle Rudolph, who appears to be in line to miss his second consecutive game after playing in 93 straight.
We’ll have the final injury reports tomorrow, folks.