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Minnesota Vikings injury report: Sharrif Floyd’s availability in doubt

After one of his better games, Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd hasn’t practiced all week and his availability for Sunday is up for debate.

As Everson Griffen returned to practice following his Sunday hospitalization, there is little concern about his availability for Sunday but that’s not the case with fellow defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd.

Floyd, who suffered ankle and knee injuries against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, didn’t practice again on Thursday and head coach Mike Zimmer wasn’t sure if Floyd would be able to play Sunday.

Floyd finished the game after the injury but hasn’t practiced this week. That doesn’t necessarily put him out for Sunday, however.

“He knows pretty much what’s going on so I don’t think it would be too difficult,” Zimmer said when asked if Floyd would be able to play with limited or no practice this week.

If he can’t play, it could mean Kenrick Ellis, signed on Tuesday, would get some rotation on the defensive line.

“That position is not a lot of learning in the system. It’s similar to what he’s had before. He’s more learning the stunts and blitzes and things like that as opposed to the true technique of what we’re doing,” Zimmer said of Ellis.

“I think he’s got a chance to be a pretty good nose tackle. He’s strong, has got good quickness, massive. He moves good.”

Zimmer said Griffen looked good in his first day of practice this week after getting tests done earlier in the week. Zimmer declared Griffen “ready to go.”

Adrian Peterson appeared on the injury report this week, too, with a hand injury, but Zimmer doesn’t believe it will affect Peterson’s ball security.

“We keep talking to him about it and keep addressing it. I don’t think it’s about the hand,” Zimmer said. “The part that he’s got nicked really doesn’t have anything to do with the ball.”

Here is the full injury report:

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 21-Oct 22-Oct
Everson Griffen 97 DE Illness Did Not Part. Full Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee/Ankle Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Justin Trattou 94 DE Foot Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Terence Newman 23 CB Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part.
TJ Clemmings 68 T Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Matt Asiata 44 RB Rib Limited Part. Limited Part.
Adrian Peterson 28 RB Finger Limited Part. Limited Part.
Jarius Wright 17 WR Hand Full Part. Full Part.
Charles Johnson 12 WR Rib Full Part. Full Part.
Captain Munnerlyn 24 CB Thumb --------------- Full Part.

DETROIT LIONS 

Player # Pos. Injury 21-Oct 22-Oct
James Ihedigbo 32 S Quad Did Not Part. Limited Part.
DeAndre Levy 54 LB Hip Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Brandon Pettigrew 87 TE Knee/Elbow Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Josh Wilson 30 CB Concussion Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Josh Bynes 57 LB Hip Limited Part. Full Part.
Eric Ebron 85 TE Knee Limited Part. Full Part.
Jason Jones 91 DE Neck Limited Part. Full Part.
Sam Martin 6 P Left Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Haloti Ngata 92 DT Calf Limited Part. Full Part.
Theo Riddick 25 RB Groin Limited Part. Limited Part.
Tahir Whitehead 59 LB Shoulder Limited Part. Full Part.
Joique Bell 35 RB Ankle Full Part. Limited Part.

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