Skip to main content

Injury report: Vikings could be without 7 starters

  • Author:
  • Updated:

The Vikings' sideline will have a lot of familiar faces walking around in street clothes during Thursday night's game against the Washington Redskins.

Five key players were ruled out in the final injury report issued by the Vikings on Wednesday.

Defensive backs Chris Cook (hip) and Jamarca Sanford (groin), right tackle Phil Loadholt (concussion), defensive tackle Fred Evans (knee) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (foot) will all miss the game. Loadholt and Rudolph were ruled out earlier this week, but Minnesota was holding out hope on Cook, Sanford and Evans until today.

Prior to this week's game the Vikings had started the same five offensive linemen (Matt Kalil, Johnson, John Sullivan, Brandon Fusco, Loadholt) in 24 consecutive regular season games, according to the Pioneer Press.

But that's not all. Defensive tackle Letroy Guion (knee/chest) and left guard Charlie Johnson (elbow) are listed as doubtful.

Include safety Harrison Smith, who is on injured reserve, and the Vikings could be down seven starters.

Washington, meanwhile, comes into the game almost completely healthy. No key players will miss the game.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-06-25 at 11.01.17 AM

Woman breaks free after being kidnapped and taken to Brooklyn Park

The woman was taken by force as she arrived at her work in Plymouth.


How the fastest animal on the planet returned to MN after local extinction

The fastest animal on Earth had once vanished from Minnesota and Wisconsin.


St. Paul's new 'skate trail' brings non-traditional park to life

Gateway Park is the first of four parks to open in the Highland Bridge redevelopment.


80 mph winds, large hail possible with severe storms in MN

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for much of the state until 3 a.m. Saturday.


30 people evacuated as flooding hammers small town

It's assumed that at least eight inches of rain fell in Randall, with more heavy rain expected Friday night into Saturday morning.

Intersection in Rochester.

Boy dies in motorcycle crash in Rochester

Police are investigating as of Friday afternoon.

Tab2FileL (13)

Numerous severe storms likely in Minnesota Friday night

Watch the video for the full details with meteorologist Sven Sundgaard.

court room

Teen pleads guilty in shooting death of 15-year-old girl in Columbia Heights

Damico Jamal-Tokyo High will receive a sentence in juvenile court, along with an adult prison sentence.

Screen Shot 2022-04-25 at 11.00.01 AM

Walz wants to use surplus money to send direct payments to Minnesotans

It's a renewed effort from a previous proposal from Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan's supplemental budget in January.

Ron Johnson

Jan. 6 committee says aide for WI senator tried to give fake elector info to Pence

The attempt was discovered through text messages in the ongoing public hearing held by the Jan. 6 select committee.

Stock U of M sign

Minnesota State colleges, U of M boosting tuition again

The Minnesota State system's Board of Trustee's approved the increase Wednesday.