The Vikings Final Injury Report: Week 4

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Minnesota Vikings linebacker Za'Darius Smith. © Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin / USA TODAY NETWORK.

The Minnesota Vikings travel to England for a date with the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at 8:30 am CST, the fourth regular season game of the 2022 season. The Vikings won, and the Saints lost in Week 3, setting up a quasi-desperation game for New Orleans if they are to be considered a playoff team.

Some key players for Minnesota have battled injury this week, but on offense, running back Dalvin Cook was fully removed from the injury report. The Saints defense has performed fairly well in 2022, while the Vikings offense is in the same territory as New Orleans’ defense — good but not excellent.

New Orleans has six players formally on the injury report, mostly on offense.

These are each team’s injured players two days before Week 4.

Vikings Injury Report

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Aug 14, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

DOUBTFUL Andrew Booth (CB, quad)
QUESTIONABLE Za’Darius Smith (EDGE, knee)

Saints Injury Report

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Sep 25, 2022; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports.

OUT Michael Thomas (WR, foot)
OUT Andrus Peat (G, concussion)
OUTMarcus Maye (S, rib)
DOUBTFUL Jameis Winston (QB, back and ankle)
QUESTIONABLE Alvin Kamara (RB, rib)
QUESTIONABLE Jarvis Landry (WR, ankle)

Saints players Marcus Davenport (DE), J.T. Gray (S), Deonte Harty (WR), Taysom Hill (QB-TE), Ryan Ramczyk (RT), and Tre’Quan Smith (WR) were hampered or didn’t partake in practice at points throughout the week but were removed from the final injury report.

The Vikings are favored by 3.5 points over the Saints in Week 4. The Vikings lead the all-time win-loss series over New Orleans, 23-13 (.638). Both teams are undefeated in London games, totaling a 4-0 record combined.

Za’Darius Smith, listed as questionable on the injury report, is a true gametime decision, according to Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell.




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).