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Minnesota Vikings injury report: Matt Kalil sits out

The Minnesota Vikings’ injuries continue to pop up among starters, the latest being Matt Kalil.

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.”

Trae Waynes started Rhodes' absence and T.J. Clemmings took reps for Kalil in practice.

Additionally, C Nick Easton (ankle) and RB Jerick McKinnon (foot/lower leg) were limited in Wednesday’s practice.

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.


Player # Pos. Injury 14-Sep
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.



Player # Pos. Injury 14-Sep
 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.

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