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Friday Injury Report: Vikings at Green Bay Packers

It's a good sized injury list for both teams this week. For the Packers, they are missing players that have been out the past couple of weeks, while the Vikings might have a problem with depth at WR and LB.

Mike McCarthy spoke about the injuries at his press conference. Clifton and Tauscher were both listed as full participants in practice, but McCarthy said he and his staff will decide on Saturday who will start. Reading between the lines, LT T.J. Lang and RT Allen Barbre will remain the starters. He said Finley had a chance to play, but he hasn't practiced all week, so I expect he's out. I didn't know either Martin or Woodson was hurt, it must have happened last week in Cleveland, and while Martin is probably out, Woodson will almost certainly play. Matthews was knocked out mid-game against the Browns, but he should play against the Vikings. Rodgers has been bothered by a sore foot for a couple weeks, but it hasn't kept him out yet. Sitton must have gotten hurt this week in practice, but he should start. Hall, Nelson, Spitz and Wynn have all been out for at least two weeks, and none of them should be expected to play this week either. WR James Jones might play a big role as the 3rd WR this week as he should take all of Nelson's playing time.

For the Vikings, their big problem is that CB Antoine Winfield is out again. CB Karl Paymah is one of his replacements, they're rotating 3 different backs in place of Winfield, and he's battling a quad injury. 3 WRs are hurting. Even if Berrian does play, he won't be 100%. Harvin's injury has been undisclosed, but he's likely battling a migraine, which may or may not clear up by Sunday. Reynaud is their punt returner, and he was out for the Packers' game in Minneapolis too. I'm a fan of both Henderson and Leber, and while both starting LBs should play, neither will be 100%. Obviously Favre will play despite being listed on the injury report. It's not a critical injury report, but with 3 players listed from both WR and LB, they could run into problems if another player is hurt at either position.

The complete injury list is after the jump. 

Packers:

Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Chad Clifton T Ankle Full Participation Questionable
Jermichael Finley TE Knee Did Not Participate Doubtful
Korey Hall FB Calf Out Out
Derrick Martin S Hamstring Limited Participation Questionable
Clay Matthews LB Jaw Full Participation Probable
Jordy Nelson WR Knee Out Out
Aaron Rodgers QB Foot Full Participation Probable
Josh Sitton G Hand Full Participation Probable
Jason Spitz C/G Back Did Not Participate Doubtful
Mark Tauscher T Knee Full Participation Probable
Charles Woodson CB Hip Full Participation Probable
Jarius Wynn DE Hamstring Limited Participation Questionable

 

Vikings:

Player Pos. Injury Friday Participation Friday Status
Bernard Berrian WR Hamstring Limited Participation Questionable
Jasper Brinkley LB Hamstring Limited Participation Questionable
Brett Favre QB Hip Limited Participation Probable
Percy Harvin WR Illness Limited Participation Questionable
E.J. Henderson LB Knee Limited Participation Probable
Ben Leber LB Calf Limited Participation Probable
Karl Paymah CB Quadriceps Full Participation Probable
Darius Reynaud WR Hamstring Limited Participation Questionable
Naufahu Tahi FB Knee Full Participation Probable
Antoine Winfield CB Foot Did Not Participate Out