Vikings Still Winning The Injury Battle

The Vikings have come out of the first quarter of the 2009 season as the healthiest team in the NFL (make sure you knock on some wood after reading that sentence). As of Thursday, only six players are on the injury report.

The Falcons only have five, but Peria Jerry and Harry Douglas have both been placed on injured reserve. The Chiefs have four listed, but two are on the IR and one is on the PUP.

Cedric Griffin (hand), Steve Hutchison (back), Ray Edwards (hamstring), Darius Reynaud (hamstring), and Erin Henderson (calf) are all listed as questionable.

Reynaud and Henderson, mainly special teams players, were both held out of last week’s game but the Vikes have capable replacements able to step into these positions. Edwards left the game on Monday but was able to return, so he seems likely to play on Sunday. Hutchison and Griffin have both been battling their injuries for a while now, and both were able to play on Monday, so one could assume they’ll be ready to go on Sunday.

Their next opponents, the Rams, have not been so lucky. They have 13 guys on the injury report, six of which will not be able to play on Sunday. It’ll be interesting to see who plays for them on Sunday, as Marc Bulger, Donnie Avery, and top five pick Jason Smith are all questionable.

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3 Responses to “Vikings Still Winning The Injury Battle”

  1. starrc10 says:

    Ouch Rams (Lambs?)

  2. Adam Warwas says:

    haha, I don’t know that Rush Limbaugh buying them is too great of an idea… should he be allowed to be around that many pain meds?

  3. starrc10 says:

    I really hope Goodell steps in and puts the kibosh on this deal. Rush is a loser in my book.

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