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Minnesota Vikings injury report: 3 starters still out

The Minnesota Vikings remained without three of their starters on Thursday because of injury.

Matt Kalil was back watching the Minnesota Vikings practice on Thursday after leaving the facility just before Wednesday’s practice, but he didn’t participate for the second straight day.

The left tackle continues to deal with a hip injury and was among three starters that remained out of Thursday’s practice, joining DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and CB Xavier Rhodes (knee). Backup TE MyCole Pruitt, who like Rhodes didn’t play in the season opener because of a knee injury, also sat out on Thursday.

Head coach Mike Zimmer said there is a possibility all three of those starters could play on Sunday, but said Friday’s practice would clarify their availability.

Backup C Nick Easton (ankle) remained limited but RB Jerick McKinnon returned to full participation after being limited on Wednesday.

For the Green Bay Packers, the most concerning injury issue is starting CB Sam Shields, who didn’t participate again on Thursday and remains in the concussion protocol.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 14-Sep 15-Sep
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee Did Not Part. Did Not Part. 
Xavier Rhodes 29 CB Knee Did Not Part Did Not Part.
MyCole Pruitt 83 TE Knee Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Matt Kalil 75 T Hip Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Nick Easton 62 C Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part.
Jerick McKinnon 21 RB Foot/Lower Leg Limited Part.  Full Part.
Eric Kendricks 54 LB Ankle Full Part.  Full Part.
Kyle Rudolph 82 TE Knee Full Part.  Full Part.
Adrian Peterson 28 RB Ankle Full Part.  Full Part.
Charles Johnson 12 WR Quadriceps Full Part.  Full Part.
Rhett Ellison 85 TE Knee Full Part.  Full Part.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Player # Pos. Injury 14-Sep 15-Sep
 Chris Banjo 32 S Hamstring Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
 Jayrone Elliott 91 LB Hamstring Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
 Josh Hawkins  28 CB   Hamstring  Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
 Sam Shields  37  CB  Concussion  Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
 Trevor Davis  11  WR  Shoulder  Limited Part.  Full Part.
 Jeff Janis  83  WR  Hand  Full Part.  Full Part.

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