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Minnesota Vikings C Joe Berger ruled out; Stefon Diggs, Terence Newman questionable

The Minnesota Vikings’ struggles to keep a starting offensive line intact continue with Joe Berger ruled out, but most of the other starters are expected to play Thursday night.

The Minnesota Vikings will have their seventh starting combination of the season on the offensive line Thursday after the team ruled out center Joe Berger with a concussion.

Nick Easton will replace Berger at center, the first start Berger has missed this year, leaving right guard Brandon Fusco as the only offensive lineman to start every game this season.

Also ruled out for the Vikings are punt returner Marcus Sherels (rib) and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee), who hasn’t played since Week 1 or practiced since before that game.

The Vikings listed leading WR Stefon Diggs (knee) as questionable, but he was a full participant in the team’s final practice Wednesday in advance of their Thursday night game against the Cowboys and is expected to play.

Also listed as questionable is CB Terence Newman (neck), who has participated in the last two practices fully after being limited on Monday. The Vikings will likely limit Newman to a rotational role with Trae Waynes, but backup nickel cornerback Mackensie Alexander (groin) is doubtful and has been limited all week. However, starting nickel cornerback Captain Munnerlyn (ankle) is expected to play after participating fully on Wednesday.

While QB Sam Bradford appeared on the injury report this week with an ankle injury that limited him on Monday and Tuesday, he was a full participant on Wednesday is also expected to play.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 28-Nov 29-Nov 30-Nov
Joe Berger 61 C Concussion Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Marcus Sherels 35 CB Rib Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Harrison Smith 22 S Ankle Did Not Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Captain Munnerlyn 24 CB Ankle Did Not Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Chad Greenway 52 LB Not Injury Related Did Not Part. --------- ------------
Sam Bradford 8 QB Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Mackensie Alexander 20 CB Groin Limited Part. Limited Part. Limited Part.
Jeremiah Sirles 78 T Hip Limited Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Terence Newman 23 CB Neck Limited Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Stefon Diggs 14 WR Knee Limited Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Eric Kendricks 54 LB Hip Limited Part. Limited Part. Full Part.
Adam Thielen 19 WR Shoulder Full Part. Full Part. Full Part.
Everson Griffen 97 DE Shoulder ----------- Limited Part. Full Part.

Wednesday Injury Report
Out- Berger, Sherels, Floyd
Doubtful- Alexander
Questionable- Diggs, Newman

DALLAS COWBOYS

Player # Pos. Injury 28-Nov 29-Nov 30-Nov
Morris Claiborne 24 CB Groin Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Justin Durant 56 LB Hamstring Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Chaz Green 79 T Back Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
J.J. Wilcox 27 S Thigh Did Not Part. Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Barry Church 42 S Forearm Limited Part. Limited Part. Limited Part.
Jack Crawford 58 DE Foot Limited Part. Limited Part. Limited Part.
David Irving 95 DE Illness Limited Part. Full Part. Full Part.
DeMarcus Lawrence 90 DE Back Limited Part. Limited Part. Limited Part.
Terrell McClain 97 DT Thigh Limited Part. Limited Part. Limited Part.
Tyron Smith 77 T Back/Hip Limited Part. Limited Part. Limited Part.
Sean Lee 50 LB Illness ----------- Did Not Part. Full Part.

Wednesday Injury Report
Out- Claiborne, Durant, Green, Wilcox
Doubtful-
Questionable- Church, Crawford, Irving, Lawrence, Lee, McClain, Smith


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