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Minnesota Vikings Have Ruled No One Out For Sunday’s Game

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By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings ruled no one on the active roster out for Sunday’s game. Head coach Leslie Frazier listed all eight players on the injury report as probable for the game against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 25: A fan cheers during the game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings on September 25, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

DE Jared Allen (shoulder/back)
The ninth-year veteran did not practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was a full participant Friday. He was injured during the Week 10 win over the Detroit Lions. He has been on the injury list in previous weeks, but has not missed a game. He has 38 tackles, nine sacks, three passes defensed and a forced fumble this season. Status for Sunday: Probable.

LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder)
The third-year veteran was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday and was a full participant Friday. He was injured in the Week 12 loss to the Bears. He has 78 tackles, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles this season. Status for Sunday: Probable.

DT Letroy Guion (foot)
The fifth-year veteran was a full participant all week. He was injured during Wednesday’s practice and added to the injury report Thursday. He has 27 tackles and two sacks through 11 games this season. He missed the Week 10 win over the Lions with a foot injury. He was replaced in the lineup by Fred Evans. Status for Sunday: Probable.

P Chris Kluwe (left knee)
The eighth-year veteran was a limited participant Wednesday, but was a full participant Thursday and Friday. He was injured in the Week 8 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has not missed a game and averages 44.5 yards per punt with 13 downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Status for Sunday: Probable.

OT Phil Loadholt (knee)
The fourth-year veteran was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday, but was a full participant Friday. He was injured during the Week 12 loss to the Bears, but has not missed a game this season. Status for Sunday: Probable.

TE Kyle Rudolph (concussion/shoulder)
The second-year veteran was a limited participant on Wednesday and Thursday, but a full participant on Friday. He was injured in the Week 12 loss to the Bears. He has 45 catches for 412 yards and eight touchdowns in 12 games this season. Status for Sunday: Probable.

C John Sullivan (ribs/knee)
The fifth-year veteran was a limited participant Wednesday and Thursday and a full participant Friday. He was injured in the loss to the Green Bay Packers. He is on the injury report for the first time this season and is not expected to miss his first game. Status for Sunday: Probable.

CB Antoine Winfield (knee)
The 14th-year veteran was a limited participant all week. He has 90 tackles, half a sack, eight passes defensed, one fumble recovery and three interceptions this season. He has been on the injury report several times this season, but has not missed a game. He has started all but one game this season. That start went to Josh Robinson. Status for Sunday: Probable.

The Vikings list probable as a 75 percent chance the player will play, questionable means it is 50 percent, doubtful is 25 percent and out means the player will not play. Due to the Thursday game day, the Vikings did not give statuses for its injured players.

Recap of the Injury Status

Probable:
DE Jared Allen (shoulder/back)
LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder)
DT Letroy Guion (shin)
P Chris Kluwe (left knee)
OT Phil Loadholt (knee)
TE Kyle Rudolph (shoulder)
C John Sullivan (ribs/knee)
CB Antoine Winfield (knee)

For more Local Football Bloggers and the latest Vikings news, see CBS Sports Minnesota.

Joseph Gunther is an avid fan of Minnesota sports, including football, hockey and baseball. He covered a wide variety of sports while attending Hastings College in Hastings, Neb. While at Hastings College, he was a part of the first collegiate media group to broadcast a national tournament via television, radio, internet and newspaper at the 2004 NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament. He grew up in the Twin Cities playing three years of varsity football in high school. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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