Wade A Question Mark

The Vikings head into Sunday's game with the Chargers expecting to have QB Tarvaris Jackson back. But will they have the team's leading receiver?

Bobby Wade, who is the Vikings' leading receiver through seven games with 23 receptions, is in serious doubt for playing Sunday when the Vikings meet the Chargers.

Wade, who hyperextended his knee against the Eagles, didn't practice Wednesday. Head coach Brad Childress said the Vikings were going to keep Wade inside to receive treatment rather than risk further injury.

Wade is just the latest in a series of injuries that have affected the Vikings offense – from quarterbacks to RB Chester Taylor to the offensive line to the receiver corps. The Vikings don't have to make an assessment of Wade's ability to play until Friday, but it looks as though he will likely be out or severely limited in his play, which will not only affect the Vikings' pass game, but the return game as well, since Wade is the Vikings leading punt returner.

* With a deadline of noon today to sell the remaining tickets for Sunday's game, the Vikings still had 1,350 seats remaining as of Wednesday afternoon. The team has offered fans buying tickets for the Chargers or Raiders games through their website a collector's T-shirt of Adrian Peterson as incentive.
* Speaking of Peterson, he was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October, the second straight month he won that honor. It made him the first rookie to win consecutive months of the award since Giants TE Jeremy Shockey and Colts DE Dwight Freeney won rookie honors in November and December of 2002.
* Eagles defensive end Trent Cole, who had two sacks against the Vikings last Sunday, is one of two candidates for the Defensive Player of the Week in the NFL.
* Antoine Winfield was limited in practice Wednesday with a strained hamstring. WR Troy Williamson was excused from practice for what was termed a personal matter and DE Brian Robison missed practice due to illness. Four other players – Ryan Cook (shoulder), Vinny Ciurciu (ankle), Dwight Smith (hamstring) and Erasmus James (shoulder) were limited in practice.

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