Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson did not participate in Minnesota’s Wednesday practice session ahead of Sunday’s game in Green Bay.
Hockenson’s ankle and foot were rolled up on late in Monday’s win over the 49ers with the tight end telling media Wednesday his foot “was definitely sore but it’ll be all good.”
Linebacker Brian Asamoah II was the only other Vikings to miss Wednesday’s practice due to an ankle injury.
Guard Ezra Cleveland, who missed Monday’s game, was a limited participant with a foot injury while receiver Jalen Nailor was a limited participant as well.
Running back Aaron Jones, starting center Josh Myers and No. 1 tight end Luke Musgrave were all DNPs on the Packers Wednesday practice report.
Green Bay’s top corner Jaire Alexander was among five Packers that were limited Wednesday. Starters De’Vondre Campbell, Elgton Jenkins and Devonte Wyatt along with swing tackle tackle Yosh Mijman were also limited.
Packers receiver Christian Watson was listed as a full participant with a knee issue. Backup safety Zayne Anderson was also a full participant with a hamstring issue.
The Vikings held a walkthrough today in lieu of an actual practice, coming off of the Monday Night game this week. Hockenson got his foot rolled up on by Garrett Bradbury towards the end of the victory over San Francisco but told reporters that his foot should be okay for Sunday. If not, the Vikings will roll with Josh Oliver and Johnny Mundt while likely calling Nick Muse up from the practice squad.
Cleveland is back at practice after missing all of last week and Monday night’s game. Also important to note that Nailor is still not on the 53-man roster and the team is still in their window to decide whether or not to activate him or leave him on IR, which would end his season.
The injury list for the Packers is significantly longer than Minnesota’s, as you can see. Jones has only appeared in three of the Packers’ six games this year while dealing with the hamstring injury he suffered in the opener and hasn’t looked great when he’s played. Lots of knee and ankle issues for the Packers to this point in the season.
Those are the first injury reports of the week, folks. We’ll have the remaining reports to you as soon as they’re available and track all the meaningful stories, most notably T.J. Hockenson’s status, throughout the week.