The Vikings face a condensed week as they prepare for the Detroit Lions because their game with the Eagles was postponed and moved from Sunday night to Tuesday night. As a result, the team did not practice on Wednesday and will instead resume on-field activities today.
Wednesday is typically the day NFL teams install their game plan, hold their initial practice of the week and submit the first injury report of the week. The Vikings, though, got back from Philadelphia around 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning and interim head coach Leslie Frazier gave his players the day off.
But, per NFL protocol, the Vikings still had to submit an injury report in advance of Sunday’s date with the Lions. So the team had to make a guess at to which injured players would or would not have practiced. Also, Frazier held his usual day-after-the-game press conference and addressed the status of several of his injured players.
Here is the injury roundup as of Thursday morning…
CB Asher Allen (hip), QB Brett Favre (concussion/neck/right shoulder), LB Erin Henderson (concussion), WR Sidney Rice (concussion), FB Fahu Tahi (ankle) and S Madieu Williams (concussion) were all listed as non-participants in practice. Frazier indicated all players with concussions would be day-to-day this week, and he specifically mentioned that Favre has not yet passed the ImPACT test, which is the test all players must pass before being cleared to resume on-field activities. As for Tahi, Frazier said the team expected him to be available for this weekend’s game in Detroit.
S Tyrell Johnson (knee) and RB Adrian Peterson (knee) were both listed as limited participants in practice. Johnson has been out for several weeks with his injury and Peterson has been battling leg injuries for several weeks as well.
“The fact that Adrian was able to complete the game is a big plus for us,” Frazier said on Wednesday. “We’ll have to keep an eye on him during the course of the week, because you’re right, the very first contact he got was right in that spot, so we’ll have to see how he goes. He played well. He played terrific, even with that injury, so we’ll have to see what happens the rest of this week.”
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