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Three Minnesota Vikings in concussion protocol

With a short week, the Minnesota Vikings are getting some starters back at practice but had three players out with concussions.

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.

The Vikings also had starting CB Xavier Rhodes (calf), nickel CB Captain Munnerlyn (foot) and starting LB Anthony Barr (groin) limited on Wednesday.


Player # Pos. Injury 2-Nov
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.


Player # Pos. Injury 2-Nov
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.

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