Minnesota Vikings Week 11 Injury Report: 4 starters out vs. Broncos
By Adam Carlson
The injury report for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 11 doesn’t look good, as the team will be without four of their starters against the Denver Broncos.
Entering Week 11, the pressure is on the Minnesota Vikings to stay on the tail of the Green Bay Packers in the race for the NFC North and separate themselves from the rest of the pack in the Wild Card race.
Their opponent this Sunday is the Denver Broncos, a squad looking to improve upon their 3-6 record despite losing starting quarterback Joe Flacco due to injury. However, he isn’t the only one who had injuries that took a toll on their bodies.
Several players have been ruled out for Week 11 and others have their status in question. Here is the official injury report as shared on the team’s official website:
- Anthony Harris, safety – groin
- Linval Joseph, defensive tackle – knee
- Josh Kline, guard – groin
- Adam Thielen, wide receiver – hamstring
- – none –
- Andrew Sendejo, safety – groin
The Vikings are really looking rough this week. With so many names on the full injury report, it’s nice that only give players were given a status designation for Sunday. The bad news is that four of the team’s starters are ruled out.
Fans should have assumed that Thielen would miss this game and have the bye week to heal. In addition, the recent procedure Joseph had on his knee makes it not much of a surprise that he will miss this game.
Kline’s concussion is a bad sign of an offensive line that is obviously better with him in it. Denver has a good pass rush and they could use as much help blocking as possible. Meanwhile, Harris sitting out isn’t great either, especially with how the cornerbacks have struggled this season.
- Bryce Callahan, cornerback – foot
- Jeff Heuerman, tight end – knee
- Ja’Wuan James, offensive tackle – knee
- DaeSean Hamilton, wide receiver – knee
The biggest name on this list for Denver is James, who is the team’s starting right tackle. Whether he plays when not 100% or has to sit out, that means that Danielle Hunter should be licking his chops at the idea of getting to Brandon Allen in his second NFL start.
Otherwise, expect the Broncos to go all-out against the Vikings and hope to upset the home team in this game. Considering Denver has a lot to prove in this game, they could hope to surprise Minnesota.
How will the Minnesota Vikings fare with four of their starter ruled out for Sunday? And which player’s absence will the team miss the most in Week 11 vs. the Broncos? Let us know your opinion in the comments section!