Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield took part in full contact practice Thursday for the first time since injuring his neck nearly a month ago. He said it went well and and he hopes to play Sunday in Carolina. Head coach Leslie Frazier, however, isn't as optimistic.
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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 doubtful for Arizona
Antoine Winfield's neck strain will likely keep him sidelined Sunday when the Vikings host the Arizona Cardinals. The Vikings listed Winfield as 'doubtful' for the game, but Leslie Frazier says they will check on Winfield Saturday to see if he's improved enough to play.
Frazier confirms Winfield out for season
After missing four games with a neck strain, Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield is out for the rest of the season. Coach Leslie Frazier says Winfield suffered a fractured clavicle in the second half of Monday night’s blowout loss to the Packers. Winfield is scheduled to have surgery tomorrow.
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.
Winfield and Peppers doubtful for Sunday
The Vikings and Bears are expected to be without a defensive superstar on Sunday. Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield and Bears defensive end Julius Peppers are both listed as doubtful on the injury report. Winfield has a neck injury while Peppers has a sprained MCL in his left knee.
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.
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