Coming off two straight losses and dealing with a shorter week of preparation after a Monday night game, the Minnesota Vikings are looking like they could get some starters back in lineup but have three players – including two starters – sitting out as they go through the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Linebacker Eric Kendricks, guard Alex Boone and defensive tackle Tom Johnson are all in the concussion protocol after Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears. Boone left the game with 11 offensive snaps remaining, but Kendricks played all 61 defensive snaps.
There was some good news.
Strong safety Andrew Sendejo and punt returner Marcus Sherels were back participating in practice on a limited basis Wednesday after being inactive in Monday night’s 20-10 loss to the Bears, and running back Jerick McKinnon could be joining them later this week.
McKinnon and Sendejo were ruled out of the Week 8 game on Saturday, both because of ankle injuries suffered the week before, and Sherels was listed as questionable with a wrist injury. None of them participated in any of last week’s three main practices. This week, McKinnon was watching practice on Wednesday instead of getting treatment, a good sign that he could return later this week, along with him saying he was optimistic he might be able to play on Sunday.
In addition to Boone, Kendricks, McKinnon and Johnson, backup interior offensive lineman Zac Kerin, who was inactive with a hand injury last week, didn’t practice.
|Alex Boone||76||G||Concussion/Shoulder/Knee||Did Not Part.|
|Eric Kendricks||54||LB||Concussion||Did Not Part.|
|Tom Johnson||92||DT||Concussion||Did Not Part.|
|Zac Kerin||67||G||Hand||Did Not Part.|
|Jerick McKinnon||21||RB||Ankle||Did Not Part.|
|Sharrif Floyd||73||DT||Knee||Did Not Part.|
|Xavier Rhodes||29||CB||Calf||Limited Part.|
|Captain Munnerlyn||24||CB||Foot||Limited Part.|
|Anthony Barr||55||LB||Groin||Limited Part.|
|Marcus Sherels||35||CB||Wrist||Limited Part.|
|Andrew Sendejo||34||S||Ankle||Limited Part.|
|Audie Cole||57||LB||Finger||Full Part.|
|Jarius Wright||17||WR||Ankle||Full Part.|
|MyCole Pruitt||83||TE||Knee||Full Part.|
|DeAndre Levy||54||LB||Knee/Quad||Did Not Part.|
|Riley Reiff||71||T||Illness||Did Not Part.|
|Ezekiel Ansah||94||DE||Ankle||Limited Part.|
|Adairius Barnes||38||CB||Hamstring||Limited Part.|
|Taylor Decker||68||T||Ribs||Limited Part.|
|Marvin Jones Jr.||11||WR||Foot||Limited Part.|
|Haloti Ngata||92||DT||Shoulder||Limited Part.|
|Theo Riddick||25||RB||Ankle||Limited Part.|
|Darius Slay||23||CB||Hamstring||Limited Part.|
|Corey Robinson||70||T||Ankle||Full Part.|