There are lots of changes to the Thursday injury reports, so let’s go over a few of them.
The not so great news is that the Vikings added 2 players to the Thursday injury report – T Ryan Cook (wrist) and WR Percy Harvin (hamstring) – and S Husain Abdullah (concussion) was held out for a second consecutive day. But the good news is TE Jim Kleinsasser (groin) and CB Lito Sheppard (hand) returned to practice and DE Brian Robison (ankle) went from limited on Wednesday to a full participant on Thursday.
Click here to see the full Vikings injury report.
The Packers added G/T Marshall Newhouse (back) to the report because he was held out of practice on Thursday and CB Charles Woodson (toe), who was limited on Wednesday, was also held out on Thursday. S Nick Collins (knee) and LB A.J. Hawk (knee) were limited on Thursday after being held out on Wednesday. T Chad Clifton (knee) and DE Cullen Jenkins (hand) both went from being limited on Wednesday to full participants on Thursday.
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It will be interesting to see how Green Bay comes out injury-wise after tomorrow’s practice. Injuries have hampered the Packers all season long, with LB Nick Barnett, RB Ryan Grant and TE Jermichael Finley having already been placed on injured reserve. It looks like some key offensive and defensive linemen – Clifton, Jenkins, Pickett and Tauscher – will be playing, but it’s surprising to see that WR Donald Driver (quad) has been held out of practice both Wednesday and Thursday and that Woodson was held out on Thursday.
The NFL is a war of attrition and the Vikings and Packers are great illustrations of that as they prepare to renew their twice-annual rivalry this weekend.
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