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Minnesota Vikings injury report: Newman doubtful; Diggs, several others questionable

The Minnesota Vikings aren’t likely to field their normal starting lineup on Thanksgiving with a short week of recovery.

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.

In addition to him in the defensive backfield, FS Harrison Smith (ankle) and nickel cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) are listed as questionable. So is starting MLB Eric Kendricks (hip).

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.

Punt returner Marcus Sherels (rib/ankle) is out, as is DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), who hasn’t played since Week 1.

With Newman doubtful, the Vikings will likely have Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes as the outside corners, with Munnerlyn as the nickel, or Alexander there if Munnerlyn can’t go.

“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.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 21-Nov 22-Nov 23-Nov
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
Doubtful- Newman
Questionable- Smith, Diggs, Kendricks, Munnerlyn

DETROIT LIONS

Player # Pos. Injury 21-Nov 22-Nov 23-Nov
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
Out-
Doubtful-
Questionable- Ansah, Carey, Glasgow, Levy, Riddick, Thornton


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