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.
|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.|
GREEN BAY PACKERS
|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.|