After losing Teddy Bridgewater for the season with a knee injury that occurred in practice and then losing cornerback Xavier Rhodes for at least one week and quite possibly more, another starter for the Minnesota Vikings wasn’t even at practice.
Left tackle Matt Kalil, who played the entire season-opening game against the Tennessee Titans, left the Vikings’ facility as practice started Wednesday and was listed on the injury report with a hip injury. He didn’t participate and wasn’t on the field or sidelines at the end of practice.
While Bridgewater is on season-ending injured reserve, starting defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd joined Rhodes and Kalil among the active-roster starters that didn’t practice. He has been dealing with a knee injury that limited his preseason work and held him to 25 snaps in the season opener, second-fewest among defensive linemen that got into the game.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Rhodes is “feeling better every day.” Rhodes had an MRI on knee and remains with a brace on it while walking around, but there haven’t been any specifics forthcoming on the injury, other than to say he heard “a pop” in his knee on Sunday morning.
“Of course it’s frustration,” Rhodes said. “Of course you want to play with the team and then you’ve just got to wait day by day and you’ve got to see how I feel toward the end of the week.”
All others were full participants in practice.
The only major injury for this week’s opponent, the Green Bay Packers, is CB Sam Shields, who suffered a concussion in Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars and remains in the concussion protocol.
|Shariff Floyd||73||DT||Knee||Did Not Part.|
|Xavier Rhodes||29||CB||Knee||Did Not Part|
|MyCole Pruitt||83||TE||Knee||Did Not Part.|
|Matt Kalil||75||T||Hip||Did Not Part.|
|Nick Easton||62||C||Ankle||Limited Part.|
|Jerick McKinnon||21||RB||Foot/Lower Leg||Limited Part.|
|Eric Kendricks||54||LB||Ankle||Full Part.|
|Kyle Rudolph||82||TE||Knee||Full Part.|
|Adrian Peterson||28||RB||Ankle||Full Part.|
|Charles Johnson||12||WR||Quadriceps||Full Part.|
|Rhett Ellison||85||TE||Knee||Full Part.|
GREEN BAY PACKERS
|Chris Banjo||32||S||Hamstring||Did Not Part.|
|Jayrone Elliott||91||LB||Hamstring||Did Not Part.|
|Josh Hawkins||28||CB||Hamstring||Did Not Part.|
|Sam Shields||37||CB||Concussion||Did Not Part.|
|Trevor Davis||11||WR||Shoulder||Limited Part.|
|Jeff Janis||83||WR||Hand||Full Part.|