As they prepare for their Week 11 matchup with the Denver Broncos, the roster of the Minnesota Vikings is piling up with injuries.
Last week against the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings were still able to squeak out an impressive win despite not having Adam Thielen, Linval Joseph, or Trae Waynes out on the field. All three players were dealing with injuries that prevented them from suiting up for the Vikings in their victory over the Cowboys.
For their Week 11 matchup with the Denver Broncos, Minnesota’s roster doesn’t appear to be getting much healthier than it was for their last game. It actually seems much worse for the Vikings this week.
Included on the injury report that Minnesota posted on Thursday was a total of 14 players. Thielen, Joseph, and Waynes were all still on the report and some other notable names including Anthony Harris, Shamar Stephen, Josh Kline, and Brett Jones were also listed.
Harris (groin), Joseph (knee), Kline (concussion), and Thielen (hamstring) were all non-participants in Thursday’s practice. Harris’ status for Sunday against the Broncos is still up in the air, but the other three will likely sit out the matchup.
Jones also won’t be taking the field for the Vikings this week or any other week for the rest of the season since he suffered a knee injury in practice on Wednesday and the team placed him on injured reserve on Thursday. To make up for the loss of their reserve offensive lineman, Minnesota added tackle Aviante Collins to their active roster.
The Vikings will get their bye week after Sunday’s game and it couldn’t come at a better time as their roster is starting to pile up with injuries more and more as each day passes by.