Abdullah out, Henderson questionable

The Vikings final injury report of the week lists safety Husain Abdullah as out for Sunday's game against Oakland. He suffered a concussion in Monday's loss to Green Bay. Linebacker Erin Henderson and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe are questionable. Both are dealing with hamstring injuries.
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The Vikings final injury report of the week lists safety Husain Abdullah as out for Sunday's game against Oakland. He suffered a concussion in Monday's loss to Green Bay. Linebacker Erin Henderson and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe are questionable. Both are dealing with hamstring injuries.

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