Matt Kalil doesn’t practice; Adrian Peterson, Anthony Barr limited

Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil was the only player that didn’t practice Thursday, but two important pieces were limited.

Left tackle Matt Kalil was the only injured player among the Minnesota Vikings that didn’t practice at all Thursday, but head coach Mike Zimmer said he “assumes” Kalil will be ready to play … with one caveat.

“I assume so, yes,” Zimmer said when asked if Kalil will play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. “What am I supposed to say – ‘No, he’s not going to play?’”

Zimmer has made it clear he isn’t going to give much detail about player injuries during the week, but it’s also part of the routine for reporting on NFL teams.

“I’m not going to tell you if they’re going to play or not play anyway, so I expect him to play,” Zimmer said.

Kalil, however, has missed two straight days of practice with a toe injury. His designation as “out, doubtful, questionable or probable” for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers will have to be declared on Friday afternoon.

RB Adrian Peterson remained limited with a hamstring injury, and LB Anthony Barr was limited with hand and knee injuries, but Barr said his hand is feeling better. He looked stiff walking with his knee injury on Monday but appeared improved by Thursday.

LB Eric Kendricks, who has missed the last two games with a rib injury, was a full participant for the second straight day, indicating he should be ready to play Sunday.

For the Green Bay Packers, QB Aaron Rodgers was a full participant in Thursday’s practice after a right shoulder injury limited him on Wednesday. The only Packer that didn’t practice Thursday was WR Jared Abbrederis.


Player # Pos. Injury 18-Nov 19-Nov
Matt Kalil 75 T Toe Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Tom Johnson 92 DT Concussion Limited Part. Full Part.
Matt Asiata 44 RB Quadriceps Limited Part. Full Part.
Adrian Peterson 28 RB Hamstring Limited Part. Limited Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee/Ankle Limited Part. Full Part.
Anthony Barr 55 LB Hand/Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Adam Thielen 19 WR Shoulder Full Part. Full Part.
Marcus Sherels 35 CB Shoulder Full Part. Full Part.
Justin Trattou 94 DE Foot Full Part. Full Part.
Teddy Bridgewater 5 QB Left Shoulder Full Part. Full Part.
Eric Kendricks 54 LB Ribs Full Part. Full Part.


Player # Pos. Injury 18-Nov 19-Nov
Jared Abbrederis 84 WR Rib/Chest Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
T.J. Lang 70 G Shoulder Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Bryan Bulaga 75 T Knee Did Not Part. Limited Part.
David Bakhtiari 69 T Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Micah Hyde 33 DB Hip Limited Part. Limited Part.
Clay Matthews 52 LB Ankle/Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Aaron Rodgers 12 QB Right Shoulder Limited Part. Full Part.
Josh Sitton 71 G Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Morgan Burnett 42 S Ankle Full Part. Full Part.
James Jones 89 WR Quadriceps Full Part. Full Part.
Eddie Lacy 27 RB Groin Full Part. Full Part.
Ty Montgomery 88 WR Ankle Full Part. Limited Part.
Mike Neal 96 LB Hip Full Part. Full Part.
Nick Perry 53 LB Shoulder/ Full Part. Full Part.
Jayrone Elliott 91 LB Ankle -------------- Limited Part.

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