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Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions: Initial injury reports for both teams

Let’s get the final week started

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It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time to get preparations for the regular season finale started with the first injury reports of the week. Let’s take a look at who’s dealing with injuries on both sides of this week’s NFC North matchup between the Detroit Lions and our Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings

Did Not Participate

  • CB Byron Murphy (knee)
  • WR Jalen Nailor (concussion)
  • OT Brian O’Neill (ankle)
  • DT Jaquelin Roy (ankle)

Limited Participation

  • CB Mekhi Blackmon (shoulder)
  • G Ed Ingram (shoulder)
  • DB Theo Jackson (toe)
  • TE Nick Muse (knee)
  • S Harrison Smith (shoulder)

Full Participation

No players listed

After making it back for last week’s game against Green Bay, O’Neill is back to not practicing. Murphy continues to be out of practice as well and appears to be in danger of missing his third straight game to close out the season. Nailor is still dealing with a concussion, and I believe this is the fourth week in a row that he’s appeared on the injury report as a DNP. Pretty scary situation, in my non-medical expert opinion.

Detroit Lions

Did Not Participate

  • OT Taylor Decker (groin)
  • WR Jameson Williams (ankle)
  • TE Brock Wright (hip)

Limited Participation

  • LB James Houston (ankle)
  • TE Sam LaPorta (ankle)
  • DT Alim McNeil (knee)

Full Participation

  • S C.J. Gardner-Johnson (pectoral)
  • C Frank Ragnow (knee/back/toe)
  • CB Cameron Sutton (toe)

I know that Dan Campbell has said that the Lions don’t intend to rest anyone in Sunday’s game with the Lions still in contention for the #2 seed in the conference, but it will be interesting to see how much he wants to push some of these guys. LaPorta is a huge part of their offense and could see his snap count limited ahead of the postseason. We’ll have to see how Campbell decides to play the whole situation this week.

Those are the first injury reports of the week for the Vikings and the Lions, folks. We’ll be tracking these situations throughout the week until the final reports drop on Friday afternoon.