We’ll know more when Friday’s injury report is released and we’ll know definitively 90 minutes prior to kickoff when inactives are announced, but for the time being it appears starting C John Sullivan has a shot to be in the starting lineup for the Vikings on Sunday night.
Sullivan, who has been dealing with a calf injury since training camp, played and started in the Vikings first 3 games of the season but was injured on the first play of the Lions game and has not been in the lineup since. He was active last week against the Cowboys, but he didn’t start and didn’t enter the game.
Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress indicated after practice on Friday that Sullivan may find his way back to the starting lineup on Sunday night, saying the 3rd-year player will “most probably” be the starter. Both Sullivan and Jon Cooper have taken reps with the 1st team during practice, so either player will be prepared to play against Green Bay.
S Husain Abdullah won’t be in the lineup on Sunday, though. Childress said Abdullah has made progress during the week after sustaining a concussion against Dallas, but not to the point where he’ll be cleared to play. Either Tyrell Johnson or Jamarca Sanford will get the nod in place of Abdullah, but it’s likely both players will find the field; Sanford came in last week when Abdullah went out.
We’ll have more news on injured players later this afternoon when the injury reports are issued.
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