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Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals: Final injury reports for both teams

Some significant issues for the Vikings

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It’s Thursday, and with everything being pushed ahead a day this week due to the Saturday kickoff, that mean’s it’s time for the final injury reports for the Cincinnati Bengals and your Minnesota Vikings ahead of their game at Paycor Stadium in Week 15. One side of the equation has pretty much nothing to worry about on the injury front while the other will be missing several key pieces.

Let’s take a look at this week’s reports.

Minnesota Vikings Week 15 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Status
Player Position Injury Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Status
Alexander Mattison RB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jalen Nailor WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Brian O'Neill OT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Justin Jefferson WR Hamstring LP LP FP Questionable
Chris Reed OL Concussion --- DNP LP Questionable
Ed Ingram G Hip LP FP FP ---
Dalton Risner G Ankle LP LP FP ---

The Vikings will be without their starting running back in Mattison and their starter at right tackle in O’Neill. Ty Chandler will step in for Mattison with Kene Nwangwu backing him up, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see DeWayne McBride brought up from the practice squad for this one. The Vikings have Hakeem Adeniji listed as O’Neill’s backup at right tackle, but he was inactive last week with David Quessenberry stepping in when O’Neill got hurt against Las Vegas. We’ll see how the Vikings play this one.

Jefferson is listed as questionable but has stated that he intends to play this week. Here’s hoping that we get #18 back out there for an extended period of time. The Vikings will also have both of their starting guards in the lineup as Ingram will return after missing last week’s game and Risner appears to have shaken off the ankle injury he suffered last week as well.

Cincinnati Bengals Week 15 Injury Report

Player Position Injury Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Status
Player Position Injury Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Status
Joe Bachle LB Oblique DNP DNP LP Questionable
Chidobe Awuzie CB Shoulder FP FP FP ---
Tyler Boyd WR Foot/Ankle LP LP FP ---
Jake Browning QB Right Forearm FP FP FP ---
Ja'Marr Chase WR Ankle DNP LP FP ---
D.J. Turner II CB Ankle LP LP FP ---
Mitchell Wilcox TE Knee FP FP FP ---

Bachle, who the Bengals’ depth chart has listed as a third-string linebacker, is the only member of the Bengals that has been given an injury designation for this week. Chase has shaken off whatever issue he was dealing with concerning his ankle, as expected. No other real injury concerns for the Bengals heading into Saturday’s contest.

Those are the final injury reports for the Vikings and the Bengals ahead of this week’s game, folks. We’ll have more coverage of this one as we get closer to kickoff.