The Vikings Final Injury Report: Week 1

The Vikings Final Injury Report: Week 1
Jul 27, 2022; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports.

The Vikings Final Injury Report: Week 1

The Minnesota Vikings host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday at 3:25 pm CST, the first regular season game of the 2022 season. The Packers have won the NFC North three years in a row, and the Vikings seek to change that and win a division title for the first time since 2017.

During August, tight end Irv Smith battled a thumb injury, but the Alabama alumnus is wholly removed from the injury report and will play Sunday — arguably for the first time as Minnesota’s undisputed TE1.

Overall, the Vikings injury report is incredibly encouraging, whereas the Packers version is a bit muddled. Green Bay nursed a litany of high-profile injuries throughout the summer, and the final list of hampered players reflects such.

These are each team’s injured players one day before Week 1.

Vikings Injury Report

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QUESTIONABLE Lewis Cine (S)
QUESTIONABLE Jonathan Bullard (DL)

Packers Injury Report

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Green Bay Packers offensive tackle David Bakhtiari. © Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin via Imagn Content Services, LLC.

DOUBTFUL Allen Lazard (WR)
QUESTIONABLE David Bakhtiari (LT)
QUESTIONABLE Elgton Jenkins (RT)

The Packers are favored by 1.5 points to take down the Vikings. The teams have split the series since the start of 2020.

Minnesota has never hosted Green Bay for a Week 1 matchup with fans in attendance.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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