Minnesota Vikings injury news: Mike Wallace, Charles Johnson


The Minnesota Vikings are still kind of banged up at receiver, but it looks like they’ll at least have Mike Wallace on the field for Sunday’s game against Kansas City.

As late as Wednesday it was looking like Wallace might not be able to go against the Chiefs, but Friday’s injury report brought good news on the team’s #1 wide-out. Wallace is listed as probable with an injured knee.

The report does note that Wallace was a limited participant in practice Friday.

Wallace’s fellow wide-out Jarius Wright is also listed as probable with limited participation two weeks after missing most of the Denver game with an injured hand.

WR Charles Johnson is listed as questionable as he continues dealing with the rib injury he suffered against San Diego.

Of course, if you look at the Vikings’ last game, maybe losing Johnson and/or Wright wouldn’t be that big a deal.

With Johnson and Wright both non-factors, Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings’ passing game still had a pretty productive day against that strong Denver defense.

Right now it looks like Johnson is the receiver with the best chance of missing this weekend’s game. If Johnson is absent, leaving them with five healthy receivers, then the Vikings won’t have to make a call on whether to deactivate Cordarrelle Patterson.

Even if Patterson is active, don’t look for him to get much action against Kansas City. Instead look for Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen to be a big part of the game plan.

Some fans still cling to the idea that Patterson can be a big contributor on offense but rational people realize the ship has sailed on that deal.

BTW, the only player currently listed as “out” for the Vikings is DE Justin Trattou.

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