The Vikings Final Injury Report: Week 8

The Vikings Final Injury Report: Week 8
Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jonathan Bullard. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings travel home for a date with the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at noon CST, the seventh regular season game of the 2022 season. The Vikings had a bye in Week 7, and the Cardinals won on Thursday Night Football over the New Orleans Saints. The Cardinals, at 3-4 through seven games, are treading water in the NFC’s playoff picture.

The Vikings injury report is remarkable. The Cardinals have a litany of injuries in Week 8.

Arizona has nine players formally on the injury report.

These are each team’s injured players two days before Week 8.

Vikings Injury Report

QUESTIONABLE Jonathan Bullard (DL, illness)

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Aug 13, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons defensive end Jonathan Bullard. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports.

Bullard is expected to play Sunday, according to head coach Kevin O’Connell.

Cardinals Injury Report

Oct 10, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals center Rodney Hudson. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports.

OUT Max Garcia (G, shoulder)
OUT Dennis Gardeck (LB, ankle)
OUT Rodney Hudson (C, knee)
OUT Christian Matthew (CB, hamstring)
OUT James Conner (RB, ribs)
QUESTIONABLE D.J. Humphries (OT, back)
QUESTIONABLE Matt Prater (K, hip)
QUESTIONABLE Darrell Williams (RB, knee)
QUESTIONABLE Byron Murphy (CB, back)

Cardinals players Jalen Thompson (FS), Kelvin Beachum (OT), Zach Ertz (TE), Cody Ford (OT), J.J. Watt (DE), and Trayvon Mullen (CB) 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 Cardinals in Week 8. Minnesota leads the all-time win-loss series over Minnesota, 17-12 (.586). Too, the Cardinals haven’t won in Minnesota in 45 years.

DeAndre Hopkins will play in his second game of the season, returning from suspension.

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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).