Vikings, Packers Release Initial Injury Reports

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 19, 2011 – 2:35 pm

We are to the point in the season where injuries typically begin to add up, and both the Vikings and Packers initial injury reports for the week reflect that reality. Neither team is decimated by injury, but several starters and key players for both teams are listed.

We’ll begin with the Vikings, where WR Percy Harvin (ribs), RT Phil Loadholt (knee), S Jamarca Sanford (concussion) and C John Sullivan (concussion) were all held out of practice. CB Antoine Winfield (neck) and LBs E.J. Henderson (knee) and Kenny Onatolu (hamstring) were limited in practice. G Steve Hutchinson (knee) was also on the injury report, but he was listed as a full participant. It’s far too early to speculate on the potential availability of any of these players, so we’ll save that for later in the week.

For the Packers, LT Chad Clifton (knee/hamstring), DE Mike Neal (knee) and LB Frank Zombo (knee) have already been declared out for Sunday’s game. LB Jamari Lattimore (shoulder), LB Clay Matthews (quad), CB Sam Shields (concussion) and G Josh Sitton were held out of practice. S Morgan Burnett (hand) and CB Charles Woodson (foot/knee) were limited, while TE Andrew Quarless (knee) was on the injury report but was also a full participant.

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40 Responses to “Vikings, Packers Release Initial Injury Reports”

  1. By DRS on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Looks like the Packers have some holes as well. That maybe good for Ponder.

  2. By DRS on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder just might get his first win Sunday, hope is building in MN. GO VIKINGS, WIN, WIN, WIN.

  3. By DRS on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply


  4. By Shawn on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen will belined up on a back up LT … Remember how Allen made Chalie Johnson look in preseason ?

    Ponder starts = Viking win !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By jdude on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    No Mathews = no pressure.
    We win with ponder.

  6. By jdude on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Dude why would you line up Allen on the line when he is our best pass Rusher.

  7. By VegasVike on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Another injury of note: McNabbs feelings ar hurt

  8. By Justin F on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    The only way the Vikings do well is protect Ponder. That Offensive Line (and especially Charlie Johnson) need to protect the rookie from getting sacked by Clay Matthews and whoever else. Yes, I do expect Matthews to play Sunday.

  9. By VegasVike on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    I think even if we don’t win we’re gonna shock a lot of people. CP’s legs are gonna get a workout but from watching him last Sunday he’ll be giving the pack fits. Like Tark used to, can’t wait. It’s a new age!!

  10. By rye on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Looking forward to seeing Ponders first start!

    It would be awesome if he could get a win.

  11. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    CP will make GB wish they had TP cuz they are gonna Sh*t themselves when we give them their first loss

  12. By GMan on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s go Ponder. Too bad we are just starting our season in Week 7. I think Ponder’s presence and ability to move and make plays will open up things for AP…that’s what we need.

    Peace out McNabb. We should just cut his a** and get it over with.

  13. By VegasVike on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Fran Ponder, he’s gonna be the hybrid that we need. The guys a rock star

  14. By dogan gregory on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    The Pac will hammer the vikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. By dogan gregory on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply


  16. By VegasVike on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Dothan you got some mighty funny jokes for a 6th grader

  17. By UsedtoPurpleFailure on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    48-17 is a bit off I think. Perhaps 48-6. Optimism is great and all but it IS a rookie starting his first game against the Champs AND the QB wasn’t the only issue the offense had. *Cough* BB…

  18. By VegasVike on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    AND! you know how to change your name, you are so sneaky.

  19. By Frederick Jones on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    2004 Was the worst draft in Vikings if not NFL history.
    2005 was 2nd worst in Vikings history.
    2006 was a great draft, but Johnson was the only OL picked.
    Cedric Griffin is the only DB remaining from 2003-2007. He’s had 3 years to prove himself, and hasn’t.
    2007 was a great draft, however NO Offensive Linemen were selected and only one DB (Mike Macauley, who never even started a game for MN)

    Total Offensive LInemen drafted 2003 to 2007: TWO, none remain on roster
    Total Defensive Backs taken 2003 to 2007: 5 only one remains on roster
    Cedric “Cornbread” Griffin

    Your wonderful FRONT OFFICE is mostly to blame

  20. By Frederick Jones on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    From 2003 to 2007, FIVE YEARS !!!

    Five years, TWO Offensive Linemen selected in the draft by the MN Vikings.

    What are weeeeee thinking???

  21. By Frederick Jones on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Perhaps we need new scouts??????????????????????/


    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Ya think?

  22. By Sheila on Oct 19, 2011 | Reply

    Anyone here that thinks the PACKERS will loose must be taking some heavy drugs!!

  23. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    CP7 will get his first TD pass will be to Kyle Rudolph. JA will beat Pack’s LT Newhouse while B-Rob will smack RT Sherrod around for a while. Rodgers will run for his life make critical mistakes and toss Cook his first INT. Cook will then run it for a TD.

  24. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    To finish the game out AP will beat them into submission.

  25. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    If the OLine protects CP7 the Vikings can win.

  26. By PaulMax1957 on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    I’m hoping Ponder has a great game but I remember the exact same hype and promise with another rookie QB, one who could scramble and run out of trouble. Unfortunately he could not make the big plays consistently and now this QB is with Seattle.
    I see great promise with Ponder and I wish him all the luck this Sunday and no matter what happens, we should all be glad McNabb is not the starter.

  27. By Jake on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    I had given up on attending any games this season, but would like to see ponder in his nfl debut. Hope he can provide a spark this team desperately needs. GO VIKES!!!

  28. By VegasVike on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    Shelia- the word you are searching for in that cheese swarmed head of yours is ‘lose’ not loose. Your statement makes no ‘cents’

  29. By Zach on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe the Packers are all loose… Too much “packing” done in their locker room. Wow, how insanely immature of me, I just wanted to agree with VegasVike that Shelia doesn’t know which word to use.

  30. By New Vike on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    C’mon guys lets scale back the expectations here. Insert rookie qb vs the undefeated defending world champs = win? What are ya’ll smokin? We need to just look for positives in this game. How about keep the score close and get through the game without squandering any chances at being in positions to possibly win the game. I hate GB just as much as the next guy, but that team is goooood! If you go into this game thinking Ponder is going to set the world on fire and the 1-5 Vikes suddenly become the 98 Vikes then you will most likely be back on this blog a week from now trashing someone for something. We really need to lower our expectations here for a 23 yr old rookie qb…

  31. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    I know I’m overly excited for Ponder but the Pack has PROBLEMS. They have gave up close to the most yards of any defence. So CP7 could do damage.

  32. By Panda on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    We will lose because regardless of how lacking gb’s defense is… it is adequate enough to keep opposing offenses from getting more than 5 td’s but if we get 5 td’s you can bet A$$on Rodgers will score 6.

  33. By Joe on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder start= 50/50 chance of a win. MCNABB START=95% chance of a loss.

  34. By Meekay on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    Honestly, if Ponder throws 2 TDs I’ll consider it an amazing success. I’m not even concerned about winning. The reality is that Rodgers will have a field day with our secondary and Cook can’t cover the whole field alone. But I can’t wait to watch the game!

  35. By CanadianVF on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    I know everybody is all giddy over Ponder starting but if our team comes with the effort they gave last week it will not be pretty. Our coaching staff have got to start bringing their A game and make the adjustments during the game that are needed to compete for four quarters. I want the Vikings to win every week obviously, but I really have my doubts that our pass defense will be able to withstand and control the Packers offense. I actually thought we had a great chance to get a win in Chicago last week, so what do I know. I am just looking with great interest to see if Ponder is the real deal, his decision making, pocket presence, etc. but do not expect a victory against a team like this one. If we lose a lot of you guys will be screaming for Webb to start.

  36. By sam on Oct 20, 2011 | Reply

    @Fredrick Jones
    I’d like to start out by agreeing with you on the fact that we should have at least attempted to draft those positions, but I ask in what way was 2004 worse than 2005? Neither was good by any stretch of the imagination, but you look at first round in 04, udeze. He had one good year then got leukemia. and thats still better than the combined production of our 2 first rounders in 05 (williamson and erasmus james). in 04 we drafted mewelde moore and jeff dugan. both who had decent times in minnesota. in 05 we drafted zilch. just saying.

  37. By Carl Brodin on Oct 21, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings need to throw quick routes to begin with slants, come backs, quick outs, screens, swing passses . Take the tight ends run them down the seam to threaten the safeties thats where the pack is weak. Mix in Adrian running between the tackles and Percy on the edge End around, reverses with L. Booker. and maybe a pass off the reverse a pass to Jenkins,Aromashodu or the tight ends. Defence front four hit Arron Rogers. Allen 2 sacks, Robison 1-2 we also need to pick a couple off. Underneith routes. Tackle Green Bay recievers no yac. If we do these things we will win also need to score 35 points for the game at least 14 of those points in the second half.

  38. By Carl Brodin on Oct 21, 2011 | Reply

    This coming draft we need a down field play making WR for ponnder. We need at a minimum of at least two O-lineman Lot, Og. Will also need to draft another CB preferably a shut down corner, Also need to draft a Center Sullivan looks like he’s run his course and he’s injury prone.

  39. By David P on Oct 21, 2011 | Reply

    The vikings’ fans need to stay positive but they also must be realistic. I think Ponder will have a good game and AP will have a great game. But the reality is Rogers will tear up the DB’s and the vikings will lose. Close but no cigar. Packers 31-20.

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