A concussion will keep Vikings RB Matt Asiata from featuring on the team’s game on Sunday against the Packers, something that many fans and online bookmakers believe could have a big effect on Minnesota’s performance on Sunday.
Asiata was not cleared to hold practice with the team. RB Jerick McKinnon was put on the probable-to-play list when Minnesota faces Green Bay after the player was limited for practice on Friday. Ben Tate – veteran – is able to get some time at the RB position.
WR Greg Jennings participated in practice this week for the very first time because of an injury to the rib, and the player was put on the questionable list to take on the team that he played for. Also questionable for the game were WR Jarius Wright (hamstring), LT Matt Kalil (knee), and DT Sharrif Floyd (knee).
Mike Zimmer, Vikings coach, said that on Sunday he wants to see Kalil and Jennings hit the field. This week, Kalil had a ”minor aggravation” when holding practice due to an old injury the he suffered in his knee.
”It’s been something that’s been bothering him a little bit, and I just thought we’d give him a day off,” said Zimmer. ”He’s had good work all week this week, and so we just figured it would be best if we just give him a little extra day of rest before the game.”
Zimmer was not very certain at all about the status of Floyd for the game, as in the team’s practice on Wednesday he had a collision that was knee-on-knee. But he appeared to feel very optimistic about taking on Green Bay.
”It feels good,” said Floyd. ”I know there’s nothing wrong. MRI said everything is good.”
On Friday, the Vikings listed thirteen of their players on the team’s injury report, which is much different to the only five injured players a week back, so online bookmakers can see that the team’s fans have big reasons for concern.
The Vikings’ fans are very worried about how the team could be affected in their game against Green Bay after all of these injuries, and seriously hope that they find a way to work around them. As for the players, they would like to see all of them make very quick recoveries, as they know very well how important they are to the team.