The Minnesota Vikings starting linebacker and safety are still dealing with injuries that could cause them to miss the team’s upcoming game on Sunday night.
Injuries have certainly been a significant factor for the Minnesota Vikings this season in their efforts to be successful. Not a week has gone by this year without the Vikings missing at least one starter out on the field due to an injury.
Among those who have sat out a game or more for Minnesota this season because of an injury includes Andrew Sendejo, Anthony Barr, Dalvin Cook, Linval Joseph, Marcus Sherels, Riley Reiff, Stefon Diggs, Tom Compton, Trae Waynes, and Xavier Rhodes.
While the bye during Week 10 allowed a bunch of the Vikings’ players to get some much needed rest, there are still a few guys that did not return to the field during the team’s practice on Wednesday.
Barr, Sendejo, and tight end David Morgan did not participate in Wednesday’s practice for Minnesota according to the injury report released by the team.
Barr has been dealing with a hamstring injury since Week 8, Sendejo has not played since Week 6 because of an injured groin, and Morgan sustained a knee injury during the Vikings’ Week 9 win over the Detroit Lions.
It appears as though Barr has the best chance out of the group of playing this week as he was the only one of the three seen working out on the side during the team’s practice on Wednesday.
Luckily for Minnesota though, their depth has stepped up and filled in nicely this season, especially on defense.
With Barr and Sendejo both out in each of the Vikings’ last two games, the team’s defense has performed at the same level or better when compared to when these two were on the field this season.
Of course, Minnesota would like to have their starting linebacker and their starting safety back on the field for an important divisional game against the Chicago Bears this Sunday. But if not, the Vikings’ reserves have already proved this year that they can still get the job done.