The New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings have released their official Thursday injury report after practice today:
David Wilson is already listed as out for Monday’s game, which is no surprise as the team continues to monitor his neck injury. The only other player who didn’t take part at all in today’s practice was cornerback Terrell Thomas. Over the past few weeks Thomas has sat out the first practice of the week in an effort by the team to manage his knee coming off a third ACL tear.
David Baas, Jayron Hosley, Corey Webster, Brandon Jacobs, Adrien Robinson, and Cooper Taylor were all limited participants in today’s practice. The good news for the Giants is this list is starting to get a bit smaller, and the defensive line in particular seems to be healthier than they have been in a few weeks, which could be a good sign as they will have a monumental task to stop Adrian Peterson on Monday.
Baas just started practicing again this week and he hopes to be back by Monday. Unfortunately, unless he plays better than he has the last couple of seasons, I am not sure he will be much of an upgrade at center.
The Giants secondary has been battered and could use a big lift if they can get back Corey Webster and Jayron Hosley. Their participation in practice over the next couple of days will be a strong indicator whether they will be able to play Monday.
The most concerning injury for the Giants, at the moment, could be Brandon Jacobs‘ hamstring. Hopefully, it is nothing serious as the Giants offense really got a big boost from his big game against the Bears.
As for the Vikings, they have nine players listed on their injury report. The big news for the Vikings is the loss of second year safety, Harrison Smith, to a toe injury that could sideline him for the rest of the season. The other impact players on the Vikings injury list are DT Kevin Williams, RB Adrian Peterson, K Blair Walsh and CB Xavier Rhodes. Adrian Peterson is a cyborg and will undoubtedly be fine on Monday. Blair Walsh didn’t practice last week, but was able to play despite his hamstring injury.
Overall, the Giants seem to be getting slightly healthier after getting some extra rest due to playing on Thursday last week. The Vikings are a bit banged up as well, and will be starting newly signed Josh Freeman at quarterback on Monday. If the Giants lose on Monday they will have no excuses.