The injury report for Week 5 is short for the Minnesota Vikings.
Fans of the Minnesota Vikings are likely dreading Week 5. Not only is it a primetime game on the road, but it puts the purple and gold up against the undefeated Seattle Seahawks with superstar Russell Wilson at the helm.
While the “Legion of Boom” isn’t what it once was, the Vikings will need as much help as they can from their talented roster if they want to try to keep up with the high-scoring offense of the Seahawks.
Thankfully, the injury report for Week 5 is short for the Minnesota Vikings and they should have nearly all of their players suited up and ready to play on Sunday night. Here is who is out or in danger of missing the game according to the team’s Twitter post.
- K.J. Osborn, kick returner/receiver – hamstring
- – none –
The best news of the week comes with the Vikings removing Eric Kendricks from their injury report for Friday. Not having the superstar linebacker available would have made things much more difficult. Let’s hope his foot injury doesn’t have an impact on this play on Sunday.
Minnesota will miss its return man in Week 5, but the bigger problem is with the banged-up secondary. The team will get Cameron Dantzler and Mike Hughes back, but now will have Holton Hill and Kris Boyd below one hundred percent.
- Jamal Adams, safety – groin
- – none –
- Jordyn Brooks, linebacker – knee
- Quinton Dunbar, cornerback – knee
- Lano Hill, safety – back
- Carlos Hyde, running back – shoulder
- Mike Iupati, offensive line – knee/back
The injury report for the Seattle Seahawks has been massive all week. For that reason, it’s a bit surprising to see trimmed to six names on Friday. Of course, the big loss here is Jamal Adams, the star safety who can make huge plays at a moment’s notice. However, his absence was known several days before the report became official.
Otherwise, knowing that Mike Iupati is banged up could be good news for an offensive line that has been struggling in the middle. Plus, the Jordyn Brooks injury might allow high-profile linebacker Shaquem Griffin to get some time on the field defensively.
This should be one heck of a game between this two talented teams and fans are going to want to pay close attention to everything happening on the field when the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks clash on Sunday night.