Minnesota Vikings Week 8 Injury Report: One player out vs. Redskins
By Adam Carlson
The injury report of the Week 8 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins is quite long, but the purple and gold are mostly healthy.
The Minnesota Vikings are riding high on the wave of a three-game winning streak where their offense looks like they have finally turned a corner and started firing on all cylinders. The team will hope to continue that trend as they play on Thursday Night Football in Week 8.
Their opponent will have some familiar faces. The Washington Redskins have Case Keenum at quarterback and Adrian Peterson at running back, reminding Vikings fans of both the Minneapolis Miracle and the last MVP season from a player wearing purple and gold.
While the Redskins are only 1-6 on the season, they have some pieces that can be dangerous. However, neither team will be at full strength due to the strenuous wear and tear an NFL player’s body takes each week.
Here is the official injury report as shared on the team’s official website:
- Adam Thielen, wide receiver – hamstring
- – none –
- Jalyn Holmes, defensive tackle – illness
It is no surprise that Thielen will be sitting this game out. After hurting his hamstring on a great touchdown catch in Week 7, the short turnaround for Thursday Night Football doesn’t allow a lot of time to heal. However, the extra time off should do wonders for his recovery.
Taking his place in the lineup will likely be Bisi Johnson, who entered the game for Thielen last week after the injury. Bisi looked good in his limited time, drawing a big pass interference call in the end zone and catching his first NFL touchdown.
- Vernon Davis, tight end – concussion
- Deshazor Everett, safety – ankle
- Josh Harvey-Clemons, linebacker – hamstring
- Wes Martin, guard – chest
- Chris Thompson, running back – toe
- – none –
- Montae Nicholson, safety – ankle
- Josh Norman, cornerback – thigh/hand
- Adrian Peterson, running back – ankle
- Steven Sims Jr., wide receiver – toe
Oh boy, that’s a long list. Of course, the Redskins do play on one of the most dangerous fields in the NFL, which should make fans happy that this game will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings should expect heavy doses of Peterson early. Meanwhile, the elusive nature of Keenum will be a challenge for Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter. If Minnesota can limit the gain on runs and get pressure on Keenum, this could be a long game for the Washington offense.
Don’t miss the Week 8 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football. This should be an interesting game that presents some unique challenges to the purple and gold, especially with Thielen missing his first NFL game ever.