It’s Wednesday, and that means that it’s time to check out the first injury reports of the week for the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepare for Sunday’s matchup at U.S. Bank Stadium. Let’s take a look at both reports, starting with the visiting team as we always do.
Did Not Participate
- WR D’Wayne Eskridge (concussion)
- RB Rashaad Penny (calf)
- OT Brandon Shell (ankle)
- WR Freddie Swain (back)
- DT Bryan Mone (elbow)
- WR D.K. Metcalf (knee)
- LB Benson Mayowa (neck)
The Seahawks also had a couple of players on “veteran rest days,” but we’re not going to bother with those. Not a lot of big names on the list for the Seahawks outside of Metcalf. Given that Metcalf practiced in full today, I would wager that his knee issue isn’t anything that’s going to prevent him from playing on Sunday.
And now, on to the home team. . .a team with a list of injuries that continues to grow.
Did Not Participate
- RB Dalvin Cook (ankle)
- LB Anthony Barr (knee)
- CB Bashaud Breeland (back/shoulder)
- OT Christian Darrisaw (knee)
- DE Everson Griffen (concussion)
- LB Eric Kendricks (hip)
- CB Patrick Peterson (toe)
No players listed
Yes, Dalvin Cook sat out of practice on Wednesday with the ankle issue that was quite clearly limiting him at the end of the Cardinals’ game. Mike Zimmer doesn’t seem to be too concerned about it, though, saying that Cook is what “makes us go” and that if Cook isn’t playing then it’s for a good reason. This is obviously a big one that we’ll be monitoring throughout the week.
Barr is back at practice for the first time since before the Bengals game, and Darrisaw is continuing to work his way back from his groin issue from before the season. Kendricks was injured last week but played every defensive snap against Arizona. Breeland was hurt during the loss to the Cardinals and was in and out of the lineup for the rest of the game, while Peterson did not appear to miss any time with his issue last week.
We’ll be monitoring all of the injuries on both sides as we get closer to the final injury reports on Friday. Hopefully the guys in the purple will continue to improve as the week progresses.