It’s time to take a look at the final injury reports for the New York Giants and your Minnesota Vikings as we head into Sunday’s Wild Card playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Both teams have given us their final lists, so let’s check them out.
New York Giants Wild Card Injury Report
Yes. . .apparently every player on the roster of the New York Football Giants was a full participant in Friday’s practice session and none of their players were given an injury designation. For this point in the season, that’s pretty impressive. Guys like Jackson and McKinney have been out for a while but are, apparently, good to go now.
Minnesota Vikings Wild Card Injury Report
Here’s a breakdown of the things that Kevin O’Connell said in his press conference today, per reporters on social media:
- Dantzler is “going through something serious” and the team is behind him.
- No reason to think that Harrison Smith won’t play.
- Garrett Bradbury will start at center, while Blake Brandel is “a candidate” to start at right tackle in Brian O’Neill’s absence.
Brandel will be available on Sunday, so the Vikings will have to officially activate him and make a corresponding roster move to put him on the main roster.
Nwangwu is a late add to the injury report with an illness. Ty Chandler is listed on the team’s official depth chart as the #2 kick returner in the event that Nwangwu can’t go.
Those are your final injury reports of the week, folks! We’ll continue bringing you coverage of this one as we get closer to kickoff.