Analyzing final Vikings injury report vs. Packers

The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to improve to 2-0 in the NFC North along with getting back to 0.500 when they take on the Green Bay Packers. They were desperate for a win against the San Francisco 49ers and they got one by a score of 22-17.

As things currently sit, the Vikings are currently tied for a wild card spot but would lose out on the tiebreaker to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a head-to-head loss.

Injuries have hit the Vikings both hard and not hard at all this year. They do have Justin Jefferson and Marcus Davenport on injured reserve, but they are mostly healthy outside of them. The final injury report is out for Sunday’s game and there were multiple changes.


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Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Asamoah injured ankle on special team on Monday night against the 49ers. Look for the potential for Nick Vigil to be elevated from the practice squad or Lewis Cine to be active.


Nobody is doubtful for Sunday afternoon.


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AP Photo/Jim Mone

It was great to see Cleveland practice all week. With Risner playing well, the Vikings don’t have to rush him back.

Nwangwu just came off injured reserve, so being questionable this quickly is concerning

Nailor is in week two of his practice window and the Vikings can continue taking things easy with him.

Removed from injury report

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Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Hockenson was reportedly moving around well during practice. He returned to the game on Monday after injuring his ankle and it looks like they were just taking it easy on Hockenson during practice.

Injured reserve

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Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini
  • WR Jalen Nailor: The Vikings placed Nailor on injured reserve on Thursday after acquiring Cam Akers.

  • LT Oli Udoh: He tore his quadriceps tendon against the Philadelphia Eagles and is out for the season.

  • OLB Marcus Davenport: After injuring his right ankle before week one, Davenport suffered a high ankle sprain against the Chicago Bears.

  • DE James Lynch: Lynch tore his ACL during the Vikings night practice on August 3rd.

  • ILB William Kwenkeu: He was placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers when the Vikings waived him with an injury designation.

  • WR Justin Jefferson: He injured his hamstring against the Kansas City Chiefs in week five.

  • QB Nick Mullens: He injured his back before the Chiefs game and was placed on injured reserve after the game.

NFI list

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Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports
  • IOL Chris Reed: Reed has been on the list since training camp started with an unknown injury.

  • WR Malik Knowles: The Vikings waived Knowles with an injury and he reverted back to the NFI list after clearing waivers. He is out for the season.

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