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.
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.
|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.|
|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.|