Which players have been ruled out for the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers in Week 10 and who is in danger of sitting out?
The Minnesota Vikings will face another tough test during the 2021 NFL season when they hit the road to take on the Los Angeles Chargers. The Week 10 contest will be played on Sunday, Nov. 14, and should be a hard-fought game.
Sadly, not every player will be available for the contest. Some big names have already been ruled out for the showdown on the west coast and others are in danger of missing the game as they have been designated as doubtful or questionable.
Here are all the players included on the final injury report according to the official website of the Vikings:
- Anthony Barr, LB – knee
- Michael Pierce, DT – elbow
- Bashaud Breeland, CB – groin
Not that we have been counting or anything, but this is the fifth week in a row that the Vikings will be without their big nose tackle Michael Pierce. Armon Watts will once again fill in for him and he has been doing a solid job stepping in this season.
The defense takes another hit with starting linebacker Anthony Barr set to miss this week. Barr may not be having an excellent season, but his speed and athleticism can be a game-changer as evidenced against the Ravens last week.
Sadly, Bashaud Breeland might be a big loss if he can’t play, Minnesota is already without Patrick Peterson, who becomes eligible to return from short-term injured reserve next week, and may have to look into their backups even deeper if Breeland can’t go.
*No players were listed as doubtful for Minnesota
Los Angeles Chargers
- Ryan Smith, CB – knee
- Michael Davis, CB – hamstring
- Justin Jackson, RB – quadracep
- Nasir Adderley, S – ankle
- Keenan Allen, WR – knee
- Joey Bosa, LB – ankle
- Mark Webb Jr., DB – knee
One thing to notice from this injury report is that four defensive backs are listed with two of them being unlikely to play. Michael Davis would be the biggest loss for the team since he’s the starting right corner for L.A. and is listed as doubtful. However, Adderly is a starting safety as well and any advantage the Vikings can have in the passing game might be good for Minnesota.
The biggest names on the list are Keenan Allen and Joey Bosa. Both of them are likely to suit up on Sunday but if there is a setback they would be big losses for the Chargers.
The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9, but there was a lot to be learned from the events of this game on Sunday.
Which team do you think has the biggest advantage based on the health of their roster heading into Week 10? And which individual player will hurt their team the most if they are unable to play? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.