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Short week has Minnesota Vikings secondary, leading WR hurting

The Minnesota Vikings were short-handed in their secondary and were without leading receiver Stefon Diggs in their only big practice day to prep for their Thanksgiving game.

The Minnesota Vikings were missing three-quarters of their starting secondary in their only big practice on a short week of preparation for their Thanksgiving game.

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As the Vikings prepared to face the Detroit Lions on Thursday, Minnesota was missing starting safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo and starting cornerback Terence Newman during Tuesday’s practice. Newman is dealing with a neck injury that limited him to 22 of 74 snaps against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and Smith is dealing with an ankle injury that didn’t keep him out of any snaps on Sunday. Sendejo was out on Tuesday because of illness.

In addition to all the injuries in the secondary, the Vikings were without leading receiver Stefon Diggs as he deals with a knee injury that cropped up this week. Diggs has an NFL-leading 33 receptions over the last three weeks.

Punt returner Marcus Sherels played last week with an ankle injury after missing the previous game, but he added a rib injury to his list of ailments and was limited to being a practice observer on Tuesday, the day before the team leaves for Detroit.

In addition, LB Chad Greenway is expecting his fourth child to be born soon and said there is a possibility he could miss the Thanksgiving game if his wife Jennifer is having the baby then.

The full injury report is due Wednesday.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 21-Nov 22-Nov
Marcus Sherels 35 CB Rib/Ankle Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Terence Newman 23 CB Neck Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Harrison Smith 22 S Ankle Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Tom Johnson 92 DT Illness Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Stefon Diggs 14 WR Knee Limited Part. Did Not Part.
Eric Kendricks 54 LB Hip Limited Part. Limited Part.
Captain Munnerlyn 24 CB Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part.
Mackensie Alexander 20 CB Shoulder Full Part. Full Part.
Andrew Sendejo 34 S Illness ---------- Did Not Part.

DETROIT LIONS

Player # Pos. Injury 21-Nov 22-Nov
Ezekial Ansah 94 DE Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part.
Don Carey 26 S Hamstring Limited Part. Limited Part.
Graham Glasgow 60 C/G Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part.
DeAndre Levy 54 LB Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Theo Riddick 25 RB Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part.
Khyri Thornton 99 DT Foot Limited Part. Limited Part.


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