The Vikings ruled out both cornerback Akayleb Evans and quarterback Jaren Hall due to injuries and there are five more listed as questionable. Hall would have been the backup quarterback but losing Evans with a wide receiver like Courtland Sutton on the other side is a tough loss.
The final injury report has a lot of intrigue to it due to who is listed. Here is what you need to know.
QB Jaren Hall (concussion)
CB Akayleb Evans (calf)
The team is hopeful that both Hall and Evans will be available next week against the Chicago Bears. Without Evans, look for both Andrew Booth Jr. and Mekhi Blackmon to see a significant snap share. Also, don’t be surprised to see Joejuan Williams activated from the practice squad.
Nobody is doubtful on Sunday night against the Broncos.
ILB Brian Asamoah II (ankle)
WR Justin Jefferson (hamstring)
RB Alexander Mattison (concussion)
QB Nick Mullens (back)
G Chris Reed (foot)
Asamoah still being limited with an ankle injury is frustrating and a contributing factor why the team signed Anthony Barr.
Both Jefferson and Mattison remain firmly questionable, but Mattison being questionable days after suffering a concussion is a good sign. Jefferson likely won’t play with the team either waiting until after the bye week or next Monday night against the Chicago Bears to return.
O’Connell hopes that Mullens can be QB2 with Hall out for one more week.
This is the final game that Reed can miss in his 21-day practice window.
Removed from injury report
Osborn and Lowry make their returns after missing time with their injuries.
Hockenson and Dobbs were never in danger of missing the game but it was noticeable that they were both injured.
WR Malik Knowles: The Vikings waived Knowles with an injury and he reverted back to injured reserve after clearing waivers. He 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 and recently had tightrope surgery on it.
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.
QB Kirk Cousins: He ruptured his right Achilles tendon against the Green Bay Packers in week eight.
RB Cam Akers: He ruptured his Achilles tendon against the Atlanta Falcons in week nine.
ILB Jordan Hicks: He suffered a leg injury that developed compartment syndrome against the New Orleans Saints in week 10.
IOL Chris Reed: Reed has been on the list since training camp started with an unknown injury.
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