Minnesota Vikings Week 3 Injury Report: 3 players out vs. Seahawks

(Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook
(Photo by Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports) Dalvin Cook /

The Minnesota Vikings will not be at full strength when they take on the Seattle Seahawks during Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season.

Week 3 will be a massive challenge for the Minnesota Vikings. They are facing a team they have struggled to defeat over the years and will be attempting to do so without a pair of former first-round draft picks available.

In fact, both teams will be missing some key players for Sunday’s NFC matchup. Despite that, it is bound to be a slobber knocker at U.S. Bank Stadium with Seattle being favored to get the win over a winless Vikings squad.

Here is who is on the final injury report for Week 2 according to the official website of the Minnesota Vikings.

Minnesota Vikings


  • Anthony Barr, LB – knee
  • Christian Darrisaw, OT – groin
  • Harrison Hand, CB – hamstring


  • Dalvin Cook, RB – ankle

Once again, it is frustrating to see Anthony Barr and Christian Darrisaw on the Vikings injury report. Both those players could have been valuable to get back against Seattle, but Minnesota has done fairly decently with Nick Vigil and Rashod Hill holding down the fort.

Hand returns to the injury report and once again could force Minnesota to play Cameron Dantzler some more. Dantzler outplayed Breeland when he was inserted into the game and should continue to see more time as long as Breeland continues to struggle.

The good news from this report is that Everson Griffen and Eric Kendricks were both removed. Having them both available at nearly full health will be a big benefit for a defense that will be working hard to contain a strong running team and contain Russell Wilson.

The biggest point of discussion has to be the availability of Dalvin Cook. Seattle gave up a lot of yards to Tennessee last week and Cook might be able to follow in Derrick Henry’s footsteps and rack up an impressive number of yards on the ground.

No players were listed as doubtful for the Vikings.

Seattle Seahawks


  • Dee Eskridge, WR – concussion
  • Rashaad Penny, RB – calf
  • Brandon Shell, OT – ankle


  • Benson Mayowa, LB – neck

Once again, a starting offensive tackle has been declared out for the Vikings’ opponents. This is something Minnesota will need to take advantage of in the trenches if they want to beat Seattle on Sunday.

Rashaad Penny being out means that Travis Homer will likely get carries while serving as Chris Carson’s primary backup.

No players were listed as doubtful for the Seahawks.

Hopefully, all the players listed in this injury report can make a full and speedy recovery in order to return to the field soon. Football is a game that is at its best when the best players can be on the field, and that’s exceptionally true for the Minnesota Vikings.