UPDATE: There are a couple of significant changes to the Patriots’ injury report as the Vikings’ team website (where we generally source our injury reports from) had a couple of things wrong when we did the initial story earlier this evening. The story should now reflect the Patriots’ injury situation more accurately.
We’ve gotten our hands on the final injury reports for the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings ahead of tomorrow’s Thanksgiving Day clash at U.S. Bank Stadium. Let’s take a look at what those reports look like, starting with the visiting team.
New England Patriots Week 12 Injury Report
Only one player has been ruled out at this point for the Patriots, but it’s an important one as starting right tackle Isaiah Wynn will not suit up. His backup, Yodny Cajuste (who is also listed as the primary backup at the other tackle spot) was a late addition to the injury report and his status is up in the air.
The Andrews news is surprising, because from the way people were talking about his injury when it happened on Sunday it sounded like it had the potential to be season-ending. We’ll see whether or not he or any of the other ailing offensive linemen on the New England side play tomorrow or not.
Minnesota Vikings Week 12 Injury Report
|Andrew Booth Jr.||CB||Knee||DNP||DNP||DNP||Out|
Since Darrisaw isn’t a surprise, we’ll address the part of this we’ve been talking about all week, and that’s the part where the Vikings will be without Andrew Booth and Akayleb Evans for tomorrow’s game. With Cameron Dantzler still on IR, that’s going to leave the Vikings awfully short-handed in the secondary. It sounds like Duke Shelley is going to be the third player in three weeks to start across from Patrick Peterson, and we’ll probably see plenty of Kris Boyd and Tay Gowan in this one as well.
It looks like Tomlinson might be a game-time decision, which would be a significant boost to the Vikings’ run defense. I assumed that he was going to miss this one to give him the most time off before the Jets’ game a week from Sunday, but I wouldn’t be sad to see him out there or anything.
Those are your final injury reports for the Vikings and the Patriots, folks. We’ll see you tomorrow for the big game!