Minnesota Vikings Week 5 Injury Report: Josh Kline to return vs. Giants

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 03: Anthony Barr #55 and Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings make a tackle against the New York Giants during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 3, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 24-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 03: Anthony Barr #55 and Harrison Smith #22 of the Minnesota Vikings make a tackle against the New York Giants during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 3, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 24-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Vikings are getting back one of their starting offensive linemen for Week 5 and the injury report against the New York Giants is pretty short.

For Week 5 of the 2019 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings will look to bounce back after a humiliating loss to the Chicago Bears. Through the first four weeks of the season, the purple and gold have taken two losses to division opponents, which doesn’t bode well for a postseason appearance.

All that can turn around starting on Oct. 6, when the Vikings will take on the New York Giants in New Jersey. However, Minnesota will hope to be at or near full strength for the matchup, since the Giants have found success recently with quarterback Daniel Jones.

Thankfully, there is good news on the injury report and Minnesota won’t be without too many players for the game. Here are the official injury reports as shared on the team’s official website:

Minnesota Vikings

RULED OUT

DOUBTFUL

  • – none –

QUESTIONABLE

  • – none –

Brothers sitting out again will be a bit of a hit for Minnesota’s special teams unit, but it’s unlikely he would have seen much time on the field on defense. However, it’s nice to not see any other linebackers on the report at all.

On the other hand, Alexander’s absence will be tough. He was coming into his own last season and showed signs of being a potentially great cover player. The sooner the Vikings can get him back on the field, the better.

The best news from this injury report is the fact Josh Kline is not designated with a game status. He was a full participant in practice since Thursday and looks to rejoin his fellow offensive linemen. Minnesota definitely missed his presence on the line.

Strangely, there is also some debate on whether or not Stefon Diggs will be available with a non-injury designation, but hopefully, he will be suited up on Sunday.

New York Giants

RULED OUT

DOUBTFUL

  • – none –

QUESTIONABLE

It’s big that the Giants will be without their star running back for this matchup. When healthy, Barkley can be a game-changer who can score any time the ball touches his hand. In his place, Wayne Gallman will get the start.

Nate Stupar will likely get the start in place of Davis at linebacker unless New York shifts things around. And with fellow starting linebacker Carter being questionable, the second level of the Giants’ defense could be vulnerable.

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Don’t miss a minute of the action when the Minnesota Vikings take on the New York Giants on Sunday, Oct. 6 to find out if the purple and gold can start making their way back up the ranks of the NFC North with a big win in New Jersey.