Minnesota Vikings injury report: Boone, 3 others sit out

The Minnesota Vikings are hoping guard Alex Boone is ready to play on Monday against a tough New York Giants defensive line, but he sat out of Thursday’s practice.

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said on Thursday he believes left guard Alex Boone should be able to play on Monday night against the New York Giants, but Boone was held out of Thursday’s practice after suffering a hip injury in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers.

Boone suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday’s game and didn’t return. He got an MRI on Monday and Zimmer said then the results were encouraging. But, for now, Zimmer is simply hoping the Vikings don’t have to make another change in their offensive line.

“I think, but I don’t know. We haven’t practice yet, so I don’t know,” Zimmer said when asked if Boone would be able to play on Monday.

Boone said he was feeling good walking off the practice field after observing Thursday’s practice but declined to speculate on his chances of playing on Monday.

The Vikings have already shuffled their offensive line plenty. After releasing center John Sullivan in August, Joe Berger took over that job full-time after filling in for an injured Sullivan for the entire 2015 season. Boone and right tackle Andre Smith were brought in as free-agent additions to the line this offseason, and Matt Kalil suffered a hip injury in Week 2 that is expected to be season-ending.

In addition to Boone, FB Zach Line (knee), DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and TE David Morgan (knee) all didn’t practice on Thursday, the first full day of practice in preparation for the New York Giants, who have the NFLs’ sixth-ranked offense and 10th-ranked defense. TE MyCole Pruitt, who sat out the first three games with a knee injury, was a full participant.

For the Giants, CB Eli Apple sat out with a hamstring injury, but RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) was a limited participant.


Player # Pos. Injury 29-Sep
Zach Line 48 FB Knee Did Not Part
Alex Boone 76 G Hip Did Not Part.
David Morgan 89 TE Knee Did Not Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee Did Not Part.
Anthony Barr 55 LB Wrist Full Part.
Jerick McKinnon 21 RB Toe Full Part.
Xavier Rhodes 29 CB Knee Full Part.
MyCole Pruitt 83 TE Knee Full Part.


Player # Pos. Injury 29-Sep
 Eli Apple 24 CB Hamstring Did Not Part.
 Nat Berhe 29 S Concussion Did Not Part.
 Marshall Newhouse 73 Calf Did Not Part.
 D. Rodgers-Cromartie 41 CB Groin Did Not Part.
Robert Thomas 99 DT Illness Did Not Part.
Darian Thompson 27 S Foot Did Not Part.
Rashad Jennings 23 RB Thumb Limited Part.
Olivier Vernon 54 DE Wrist Full Part.



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