Injuries

Pat Elflein placed on IR, Cam Dantzler remains out

Vikings lose a starting offensive lineman for at least three games.

The Minnesota Vikings on Thursday placed starting right guard Pat Elflein on injured reserve. He will miss at least the next three games with what Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported as a thumb injury suffered today in practice. He practiced in full yesterday.

Losing Elflein could create an opportunity for Dru Samia or Ezra Cleveland to fill in. The Vikings could also call up Aviante Collins or Brett Jones from the practice squad.

As for the injury report, it’s a mirror image of yesterday. Rookie cornerback Cam Dantzler missed his second straight practice with a rib injury while fellow cornerback Jeff Gladney (knee) and receiver Bisi Johnson (knee) practiced in full.

PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursday
Cam DantzlerCBRibDNPDNP
Jeff GladneyCBKneeFULLFULL
Bisi JohnsonWRKneeFULLFULL

Indianapolis Colts

PlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame staus
Jack DoyleTEAnkle/kneeDNPDNPDNPOUT
Malik HookerSIllnessDNPFPFP---
Zach PascalWRAnkleDNPLPFPQUESTIONABLE
Julian BlackmonSKneeLPLPLPQUESTIONABLE
Justin HoustonDECalfFPDNPDNPQUESTIONABLE
Isaiah RodgersCBAnkleFPDNPFPQUESTIONABLE
Michael Pittman, Jr.WRToeFPLPDNPQUESTIONABLE

The Colts added three players to their injury report on Thursday. Defensive end Justin Houston (calf) and cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (ankle) did not participate in today’s practice while rookie wideout Michael Pittman, Jr. (toe) was a limited participant. Both Malik Hooker (illness) and Zach Pascal (ankle) returned to practice.

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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