Vikings: Sullivan, Winfield miss practice

Only two members of the Vikings missed practice on Thursday, but both players are expected to suit up for Sunday's game in Indianapolis. Center John Sullivan was out with ankle injury and cornerback Antoine Winfield missed practice to attend his brother's funeral.
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Winfield, Sullivan, Kluwe miss practice

Injuries kept Vikings' cornerback Antoine Winfield, center John Sullivan, and punter Chris Kluwe out of practice Wednesday. Their status for Sunday's game against Arizona is unknown. Safeties Husain Abdullah and Jamarca Sanford along with linebacker E.J. Henderson and tackle Charlie Johnson were all limited in practice.

Vikings help Winfield through difficult time

On Thursday Antoine Winfield attended the funeral of his younger brother Anthony Travis, who was murdered last week in Ohio. Winfield was back at practice with the Vikings on Friday. He said his brother was a "good guy" and having to bury him was "one of the toughest" days of his life.

Antoine Winfield misses practice

Don't let the headline fool you. Antoine Winfield missed practice on Thursday, but it wasn't because he was hurt. Winfield was gone for a personal matter. Wide receiver Jarius Wright, linebacker Marvin Mitchell and safety Andrew Sendejo missed practice with ankle injuries.

Harvin & Winfield miss practice

Percy Harvin missed practice Thursday because of a rib injury. Head coach Leslie Frazier says Harvin is dealing with sore ribs but expects him to play Sunday in Chicago. Antoine Winfield's stiff neck kept him out of practice too. His status for Sunday is in doubt.

Loadholt & Sullivan miss practice

Christian Ponder might be running for his life Sunday against the Packers. The Vikings could be without two starting offensive lineman. Phil Loadholt (knee) and John Sullivan (concussion) were injured against the Bears and didn't practice Wednesday.

Antoine Winfield returns to practice

Antoine Winfield returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time since injuring his neck October 2nd in Kansas City. He was limited in practice but said he'll know more after he practices in full pads Thursday.

Stiff neck keeps Winfield out of practice

The Vikings are healthy for the most part but they might be without cornerback Antoine Winfield for a second week in a row. Winfield didn't practice Wednesday. Leslie Frazier says Winfield still has some stiffness in his neck stemming from a tackle he made in a loss to the Chiefs.

Winfield returns to practice

Antoine Winfield returned to the Vikings practice field for the first time since suffering a neck injury October 2 against the Chiefs. He was limited during Wednesday's practice and will continue to be evaluated the rest of the week. The hope is to have him play against the high powered Packers.