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Winfield’s Status Uncertain, Peterson And Robison Good To Go

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 1, 2013 – 7:23 am

The Vikings emerged from Sunday’s border battle season finale with a huge win and a berth in the postseason. For the most part, the Vikings also got out of Sunday’s game looking good on the injury front, too. Here are a few notes on injuries for both the Vikings and Green Bay Packers as they begin preparations this week for Saturday’s Wild Card round showdown…

Vikings
– It appears the biggest injury concern for the Vikings will be CB Antoine Winfield. He injured his hand two weeks ago but was able to play in Sunday’s contest against Green Bay. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to finish the game. Winfield left midway through the game and was not able to return, which raises question about whether he’ll be able to play in 5 days when the two teams battle once again in what will surely be frigid conditions at Lambeau Field. “We don’t know what’s going to happen with Antoine [Winfield], we’ll see how he does throughout the week,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said. “He was in quite a bit of pain yesterday, so we’ll have to see how he does during the week and make a decision maybe later on.”

– S Harrison Smith left Sunday’s game with a shoulder injury, but Frazier said he was able to return to the game. It’s expected that Smith will not be a full participant in practice all week, but there’s optimism that Smith will be ready to play on Saturday night.

– Adrian Peterson was listed on the injury report with an abdomen injury last week. But it looks as if he came out of Sunday’s game in pretty good shape. Frazier said that Peterson reported feeling better after the Packers game than he felt a day after the Houton Texans game a week earlier.

– DE Brian Robison missed the December 23 game in Houston because of a shoulder injury, but was able to start and finish Sunday’s game against Green Bay. Frazier said Robison should be available for Saturday’s rematch with the Packers.

Packers
– Late in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings, the Packers lost DL Jerel Worthy to a leg injury. He was carted off the field and, according to this report from packersnews.com, left the locker room on crutches and in a full leg brace. Green Bay Head Coach Mike McCarthy has not yet provided an update on Worthy’s status for Saturday.

– Green Bay held out WR Randall Cobb (ankle) and DB Charles Woodson (collarbone) on Sunday, but there’s a good chance both will return on Saturday. There’s nearly a 100% chance Cobb will return, in fact, and that’s big news for Green Bay because he’s a top-flight returner and he’s also the team’s leader in targets, receptions, receiving yards, and receptions of 20+ yards. As for Woodson, he’s misssed 10 weeks because of the collarbone injury and is still waiting to be cleared for contact. He’s such a saavy veteran, though, that it won’t take him long to get back into the groove once he’s cleared. It won’t be a surprise to see him on the field Saturday.

– Both LB Clay Mathews and WR Jordy Nelson left Sunday’s game at one point or another, but both players are expected to play and start on Saturday.


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18 Responses to “Winfield’s Status Uncertain, Peterson And Robison Good To Go”

  1. By Ozzinator on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    FIRST!!!!!

  2. By BlueBird7 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    What did you do Oz, stay up all night waiting for this blog to appear?

    Happy New Year and drink Orange juice for your hangover!

  3. By Ozzinator on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    No hangover BB7, pretty uneventful evening……….

  4. By PurplHaze on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    It doesn’t matter who Green Bay brings to the dance Saturday night! Sharon Rogers better put on his big gurl panties, cause he’s in for a tough Tango! And Boy, is that ground gonna be hard! SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  5. By BlueBird7 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Well Oz, there is always this year. Which can be appiled to the Vikings as well.

  6. By norsejeremyw on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    If Winfield is out the secondary will definitely need help. Jefferson…well I don’t know, will have to turn things (head) around~

  7. By vikesdave on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    VIKINGS will need a CB,too replace sherels in slot,if winfields out..sherels tackling was bad.NOT A HITTER!!!!!!!!! STAY ON SPECIAL TEAMS…TY

  8. By norsejeremyw on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I’m glad C. Cook is back in any regard, nonetheless~ :) Welcome back!! (Spencer, is likely just lovin it~)

  9. By RichardA1 on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes going to supriise the Pack!

  10. By marcnol on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    As good as Winfield is as a player, he has never been able to play through injuries. It happened a few years back when the Vikings could have clinched a playoff spot in a home game against Washington, but Winfield could not go after playing the whole game the week before. He has let the team down before, so expect him to miss the game despite its importance. That’s the type of player he is. Smith will play no matter what because unlike Winfield, he is tough as nails. Robison is way more injured than Winfield, and was last week as well, but played and made a difference by sacking Rogers and making him fumble. Only Winfield will miss the game. My only hope is he is honest and just tells the coaching staff he can’t play so they can prepare without him. His pulling himself out of the game last week cost the Vikings big time because they prepared the secondary as if Winfield would play. He lied and could not tough it out as usual. Talented guy that can’t handle pain. Never could, never will.

  11. By ndvike on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    Is there ANY chance Percy will come back?

  12. By Ponder the BUST on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I’m pretty sure Harvin is done with the Vikings. I doubt we’ll ever see Percy in purple and gold again. He gave up on the team when Ponder was going through his double digit yardage games. Either that or he has the worst sprained ankle in the history of ankles.

  13. By purpblooded on Jan 1, 2013 | Reply

    I heard last week that they put a soft cast on Winfields hand. Don’t they have some kind of hard protective cast he can use?

  14. By rd on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    A.Winfield is as tough as they come. An undersized player that tackles like a oversized one. Puts it all on the line everytime he throws a hit. With his size and tenacity obviously he’s going to get injured to the point he can’t PHYSICALY play. It’s not a mental thing. An inspirational player, a true viking that deserves mad props and respect from all those who are Vikings fan’s and those that are not… GO VIKES GO!!!!!!!

  15. By Kathy P on Jan 2, 2013 | Reply

    Players have played with soft casts on before. It’s sometimes hard to tackle but the fingers are exposed. IF that is the case, then Winfield will play. Hope it is true cause any Winfield is better than none at this point. Going to be very cold, snowy on the “frozen tundra” if forecasts are accurate. It might be rough for both teams, who knows. That football is going to feel like a “lead brick”, both with throwing/running with it. Good Luck to Our Vikings on Saturday. Show the whole NFL nation that we are capable of winning this game and come in aggressive/hungry as all of you have done in the last 4 games this season. We have faith in you and support you 110%! GOOOOO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. By The Kings on Jan 3, 2013 | Reply

    Hariv is a quitter..Any REAL team mate would have been on the field last Sunday…leading his team into the playoffs. The unfortunate thing about Harvin is he is not a leader. Trade Harvin get some real deep threats and let Ponder air it out. The Vikings dont need a player that complains about his reps or the QB.. You either play for the team or get off the team. I bet Harvin wont be on the field with his team this week either. What a quitter!! I hope we go to the superbowl!

  17. By Brennan on Jan 4, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin will not be able to come back because the vikings out him on the IR. They can only take one player off the IR in the year. That player was Chris Cook. But suck it percy cuz the vikings r going to win the superbowl without u!!!

  18. By CALVIKING on Jan 5, 2013 | Reply

    AT “MARCNOL”; YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT WHO CAN STAND PAIN AND WHO CANNOT TELLS ME YOU DON’T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT THE MEANING OF THE WORD. WINFIELD IS THE SOLE VETERAN IN OUR BACKFIELD, AND HE WOULD NOT SIT, IF HE HAS ANY SAY, WITH THIS CHANCE TO MAKE IT TO THE SUPERBOWL. YOU EXHIBIT LITTLE UNDERSTANDING OF HOW PLAYERS GRAB AT AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE SUPERBOWL, IF THEY MANAGE TO MAKE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS. COACH FRAZIER SAID HE HAS A CAST ON, AND WILL PLAY. SO YOUR MEDICAL “ANALYSIS” IS IDIOTIC.

    YOU CLEARLY HAVE NO IDEA WHEN PLAYERS ARE ESPECIALLY MOTIVATED. I WILL NOT WAGE A “GOTCHA” BLOG BATTLE WITH YOU, I JUST INTEND ON DEFENDING OUR BEST D-BACK WINFIELD, AND CONTRADICTING YOUR POMPOUS STATEMENTS.

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