The Minnesota Vikings secondary and receiver corps will have several questions marks heading into their Thanksgiving game with the Detroit Lions.
Starting CB Terence Newman is listed as doubtful with a neck injury and didn’t practice in this shortened week of preparation.
That’s the status assigned to WR Stefon Diggs (knee), too. He is the Vikings’ leading receiver and had 13 catches against Detroit on Nov. 6.
There was at least some good news in the secondary, as SS Andrew Sendejo (illness) and backup CB Mackensie Alexander (shoulder) are expected to play, as is DT Tom Johnson (illness). All three of them participated fully in Wednesday’s short practice before the team departed for Detroit.
“I don’t know if we’re going to miss those guys. That’s the coach’s and (athletic trainer’s) decision, but at the end of the day, like our season has been, it’s always next guy up,” Rhodes said. “So if those guys can’t play, it’s next guy up. The new guy has to come in and make plays, just like those guys would, too. We have trust in those guys to do what they need to do.
“You can’t be sad or upset, you’ve just got to suck it up and go out there and play.”
Meanwhile, the Lions enter the game with no players listed as doubtful or out.
|Marcus Sherels||35||CB||Rib/Ankle||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Terence Newman||23||CB||Neck||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Harrison Smith||22||S||Ankle||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Limited Part.|
|Tom Johnson||92||DT||Illness||Did Not Part.||Limited Part.||Full Part.|
|Sharrif Floyd||73||DT||Knee||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Stefon Diggs||14||WR||Knee||Limited Part.||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Eric Kendricks||54||LB||Hip||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Captain Munnerlyn||24||CB||Ankle||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Mackensie Alexander||20||CB||Shoulder||Full Part.||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Andrew Sendejo||34||S||Illness||----------||Did Not Part.||Full Part.|
Wednesday Injury Report
Out- Sherels, Floyd
Questionable- Smith, Diggs, Kendricks, Munnerlyn
|Ezekial Ansah||94||DE||Ankle||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Don Carey||26||S||Hamstring||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Graham Glasgow||60||C/G||Ankle||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|DeAndre Levy||54||LB||Knee||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Theo Riddick||25||RB||Ankle||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Khyri Thornton||99||DT||Foot||Limited Part.||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
Wednesday Injury Report
Questionable- Ansah, Carey, Glasgow, Levy, Riddick, Thornton