Final Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals – Week 8

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Which players have landed on the final injury report for the upcoming Week 8 matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals?

When looking at this week’s final injury report, it’s very obvious that the Minnesota Vikings are the team that has had an extra week of rest compared to their Week 8 opponent, the Arizona Cardinals.

If not for one of their defensive players coming up with an illness on Friday, the Vikings wouldn’t have a single player on their injury report heading into Sunday’s matchup.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, are hobbling into this weekend’s contest in Minnesota. Arizona will be without multiple players that could’ve given them a better chance to get a win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Final Injury Report: Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals

Vikings Final Injury Report:

  • Jonathan Bullard (DE) – QUESTIONABLE due to an illness

Defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard is the only player on Minnesota’s final injury report this week. Bullard wasn’t even on the injury report until Friday, but an illness forced him to miss Friday’s practice, and the Vikings could be without him on Sunday.

Rookie wide receiver Jalen Nailor was listed on Minnesota’s injury report all week long with a hamstring injury. But Nailor was a full participant in all three of the Vikings’ practices this week, and he’s on track to be healthy enough to play this weekend against the Cardinals.

Cardinals Final Injury Report:

  • James Conner (RB) – OUT due to a rib injury
  • Max Garcia (OG) – OUT due to a shoulder injury
  • Dennis Gardeck (LB) – OUT due to an ankle injury
  • Rodney Hudson (C) – OUT due to a knee injury
  • Christian Matthew (CB) – OUT due to a hamstring injury
  • D.J. Humphries (OT) – QUESTIONABLE due to a back injury
  • Byron Murphy (CB) – QUESTIONABLE due to a back injury
  • Matt Prater (K) – QUESTIONABLE due to a hip injury
  • Darrel Williams (RB) – QUESTIONABLE due to a knee injury

Arizona has already declared five players out for Sunday, including running back James Conner, left guard Max Garcia, center Rodney Hudson, and outside linebacker Dennis Gardeck, who are all starters. Cardinals starting left tackle D.J. Humphries could also be out of action this weekend as he’s dealing with a back injury.

With Arizona potentially being without three starting offensive linemen on Sunday, Za’Darius Smith and the rest of Minnesota’s pass rush should be able to feast.

If Cardinals starting cornerback Byron Murphy is unable to suit up this weekend due to his back injury, Vikings star wide receiver Justin Jefferson could be in for a big day. Arizona has done very well against opposing No. 1 receivers this season, and Murphy has been a big reason why.

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