The final injury reports for both the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints are out in anticipation of tomorrow’s Christmas Day matchup in New Orleans. Let’s take a look at the reports for both sides, starting with the visiting team, as that’s how we generally do it.
Minnesota Vikings Week 16 Injury Report
|Hercules Mata'afa||DL||Low Back||LP||LP||FP||--|
Yes, the Vikings have already ruled five players out of tomorrow’s game, and have another listed as doubtful in linebacker Todd Davis. With Davis, Troy Dye, and Eric Kendricks likely out for Friday, the linebacking corps consists of Eric Wilson, Ryan Connelly, Blake Lynch, and Hardy Nickerson (from the practice squad). That’s. . .rough. To put it mildly.
Now, on to the home team.
New Orleans Saints Week 16 Injury Report
Nobody of any significance will be missing this one for New Orleans, from the looks of it, save for 2017 NFC Divisional Round hero Marcus Williams. It looks like the Saints are about as healthy as they can get going into this one.
Those are your final injury reports for the second-to-last game of the regular season, folks. The Vikings are going to be short-handed going into this one, particularly on defense, but maybe they’ll be able to overcome that.