Which Minnesota Vikings players will be healthy enough for Week 4 against the Houston Texans?
Two winless teams will be doing battle in Texas this week when the Minnesota Vikings travel to the lone star state to take on the Houston Texans in a game that could be the turning point for one of these squads.
Both teams have struggled with injuries and a lack of production this season but there are some great players who will take the field on Sunday who could be pivotal to the outcome of the contest.
Let’s take a look at the players who appear on the Week 4 injury report of from both teams according to the team’s official website.
- Mike Hughes, cornerback – neck
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- Kris Boyd, cornerback – hamstring
The great news from this report is that Cameron Dantzer, who missed last week with a rib injury, will be returning to help a struggling cornerback grouping. However, Mike Hughes being ruled out again may not be a good sign for his future with another neck injury.
The bad news is that cornerback Kris Boyd is talking Dantzler’s place on the list. Thankfully, he is only questionable with a hamstring ailment. This young secondary could use all the help it can get, and that includes Boyd, who has flashed at times in coverage.
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- Cullen Gillaspia, fullback – hamstring
- Peter Kalambayi, linebacker – hamstring
Houston has removed superstar J.J. Watt from their injury report this week, which should be a big boost to their defense. Watt can be a game-changing presence and could feast against a struggling Vikings offensive line.
Otherwise, there isn’t much too notable about Houston’s injuries. They should be considered as close to full strength as possible and that should be fuel to a Minnesota team with their star pass rusher Danielle Hunter on the shelf and the young secondary struggling.
How much will the absence of Mike Hughes hurt the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4? And which other injuries would lead you to believe they will impact the game in a big way? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!