The Vikings and Packers submitted the first injury reports of the week on Wednesday, and there is a lot to weed through.
The Vikings had 10 players on their injury report, but the Packers topped that with 12 players on theirs, including 2 players who’ve already been ruled out of Sunday’s game.
We’ll start with the Vikings, where 4 players sat out of practice. They were: WR Bernard Berrian (hamstring), LB E.J. Henderson (knee), CB Antoine Winfield (foot) and DT Jimmy Kennedy (not injury related).
Limited in practice for the Vikings were QB Brett Favre (hip), LB Jasper Brinkley (hamstring), LB Ben Leber (calf), CB Karl Paymah (quad), WR Darius Reynaud (hamstring) and FB Fahu Tahi (knee).
For Green Bay, FB Kory Hall (calf) and WR Jordy Nelson (knee) are listed as out. Nelson is listed as the Packers primary return man, so expect CB Tramon Williams and RB Brandon Jackson to see turns in the return game.
Held out of practice for the Packers on Wednesday were TE Jermichael Finley (knee), S Derrick Martin (hamstring), OL Jason Spitz (back) and C Scott Wells (not injury related). Limited players in practice included T Chad Clifton (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (jaw), QB Aaron Rodgers (foot), T Mark Tauscher (knee), CB Charles Woodson (hip) and DE Jarius Wynn (hamstring).
Notable developments in the Packers injury report include the fact that Clifton, who has been sideline for the past couple of games and also missed the Week 4 contest between Minnesota and Green Bay, was back on the practice field. It’ll also be interesting to see if Spitz and Wells resume their normal practice routine as the week goes on.
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