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Vikings at Cardinals: Interim injury reports

It isn’t getting better for the Vikings

Denver Broncos v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

We’ve got the second injury reports of the week for the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals as they prepare for their clash in Week 2, and things are definitely not getting better for the purple as the week progresses. Let’s take a look at the injuries for both sides, starting with the visiting team.

Minnesota Vikings

Did Not Participate

  • LB Anthony Barr (knee)
  • DE Everson Griffen (concussion, new addition to injury report)
  • CB Harrison Hand (hamstring)
  • LB Eric Kendricks (quad, new addition to injury report)

Limited Participation

  • OT Christian Darrisaw (groin)
  • LB Nick Vigil (ankle)

Full Participation

No players listed

Yes, there are two significant new names on the injury report for the Vikings. Griffen is now in concussion protocol, so his status for this Sunday is very much in question. Kendricks’ status is also in doubt for Sunday, which seems strange because there was no indication that he was hurt against Cincinnati and he apparently practiced yesterday. If both Barr and Kendricks can’t go (and there’s no reason to get your hopes up about Barr at this point), your linebacker group against Arizona is Nick Vigil (who is also injured), Blake Lynch, and Troy Dye. Not sure if I like the sounds of that.

Now, on to the home team.

Arizona Cardinals

Did Not Participate

  • OL Kelvin Beachum (ribs)
  • LB Devon Kennard (hamstring)

Limited Participation

S Charles Washington (thigh, upgrade from DNP on Wednesday)

Full Participation

No players listed

On the other hand, the Cardinals have only had positive changes since Wednesday’s initial report. The three players they had down as veteran rest days (A.J. Green, DeAndre Hopkins, and Rodney Hudson) have been removed from their injury report, and one of their three DNPs from Wednesday has gotten to the “limited” stage.

Final injury reports will be out tomorrow afternoon. I’d like to think that there might be some positive news for the Vikings on that one, but I’m not going to get my hopes up.