The Minnesota Vikings released their final injury report for Week 15, and officially five Vikings are questionable for Saturday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. They are the following players:
- C Garrett Bradbury
- CB Cam Dantzler
- OLB Danielle Hunter
- OLB Patrick Jones II
- DT Harrison Phillips
Bradbury, Dantzler, and Phillips have been on the Vikings injury reports throughout the week, so their statuses as questionable are not all that surprising. Hunter popped up on the report yesterday, and Jones is a new addition on Thursday.
However, there are two very notable omissions here. Neither of left tackle Christian Darrisaw nor safety Harrison Smith have any injury status heading into Saturday’s game. Darrisaw has missed the previous three games for the Vikings while Smith sat out last weekend against the Lions. Now, both appear ready to return to the field against the Colts.
On the other side, the Colts have three players with injury statuses for Saturday’s game, and two players are already listed as out. Here’s where Indianapolis stands heading into the weekend:
- CB Brandon Facyson- Doubtful
- CB Kenny Moore II- Out
- WR Mike Strachan- Out
It’s beginning to appear that the Colts will, in fact, be without two of their top cornerbacks for Saturday. Kenny Moore is already listed as out for the second consecutive game. Meanwhile, Brandon Facyson is listed as doubtful with an illness. Facyson has appeared in each of the Colts first 13 games this year, including two starts.
Overall, the two teams still have some question marks regarding players’ statuses for this Saturday. For those answers, we will have to wait until the inactives lists are released prior to the game’s start. Kickoff between the Colts and Vikings is scheduled for 12 PM CST on Saturday, December 17th.
Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He also earned minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys marathon training, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his opinions, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.