Diggs, Bradford, Easton To Miss Week 6 Game Versus Packers
Vikings Week 6 Injury Report
In Sunday’s divisional showdown against the NFC North rival Green Bay Packers (4-1), the Minnesota Vikings (3-2) will be without their starting quarterback and top receiver. Sam Bradford, who has missed four of the past five games, is day-to-day with a knee injury, while Stefon Diggs is nursing a hamstring injury.
Bradford reached a point of being unable to protect himself Monday night against the Chicago Bears, but he did not suffer a new injury in his knee, according to team trainer Eric Sugarman. After missing practice this week, he was officially ruled out by head coach Mike Zimmer Friday.
With Bradford inactive Sunday, backup quarterback Case Keenum will start and Kyle Sloter will serve as the team’s backup. Sunday’s game will mark Keenum’s fourth start of the season. He is 1-2 on the year as a starter, although he should be given credit for the Vikings win Monday against the Bears.
Unfortunately for Keenum, he will be without the team’s leading receiver against the Packers. Diggs has 23 catches for 395 yards and four touchdowns this season. With Diggs out of the lineup due to a groin injury, wideouts Adam Thielen, Michael Floyd, Jarius Wright, and Laquon Treadwell will look to benefit from more targets.
Starting left guard Nick Easton will also miss Sunday’s game. He will be replaced by Jeremiah Sirles, with rookie lineman Danny Isidora likely dressing for the first time in his young NFL career.
Here’s a full look at the Vikings AND Packers injury reports, courtesy of Vikings.com:
Vikings Friday Injury Report
Out- Braford, Diggs, Easton
Green Bay Packers
Packers Friday Injury Report
Out- Burnett, Thomas
Doubtful- Brooks, King
Questionable- Bakhtiari, Bulaga, House, Montgomery
|DNP = Did not participate in practice
LP = Limited participation in practice
FP = Full participation
NL = Not listedFull Participation = 100% of a player’s normal repetitions
Limited Participation = Less than 100% of a players normal repetitionsOut = Player will not play
Doubtful = 25% chance a player will play
Questionable = 50% chance a player will play