Giants vs Vikings: Friday injury report, Jason Pierre-Paul sits out due to “illness”


The New York Giants & Minnesota Vikings have released their official Friday practice injury report.   Normally, the Friday injury report has the game statuses, but since the Giants are playing on Monday this week, they have one more practice tomorrow.

Aug 10, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) makes a pass reception but fails to stay in bounds against New York Giants cornerback Corey Webster (23) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

There are only three changes to yesterday’s injury report for the GMEN. Corey Webster, who was a limited participant on Wednesday, did not participate today. Initially, I was a little alarmed by this development, but Paul Schwartz of the New York Post tweeted:

Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

Jason Pierre-Paul missed practice today due to “illness”. Hopefully he will be able to get rid of whatever is ailing him by Monday.

Terrell Thomas was a limited in practice after sitting out yesterday. It seems as if he is just following his normal routine to maintain is knee coming off a third ACL injury last year.

David Baas (Neck), Jayron Hosley (Hamstring), Brandon Jacobs (Hamstring), Adrien Robinson (Foot), and Cooper Taylor (Shoulder) were all limited today as they were yesterday.

Aug 16, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Minnesota Vikings tackle Matt Kalil (75) and Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Corbin Bryant (97) during the game at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Vikings 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

For the Vikings there are some big changes. Stud tackle, Matt Kalil, has been added to the injury report with a back injury and did not practice today. Adrian Peterson (Hamstring) who was limited yesterday, also did not practice. If either of these two guys are unable to play on Monday, that would be a huge advantage for the Giants, but don’t hold your breath on that as both are expected to return to practice tomorrow:

Disruptive defensive end, Jared Allen, was also added to the injury report with an ankle injury. Kicker Blair Walsh, one of the best PK’s in the league, who did not practice yesterday was able to go in a limited fashion today.