The injury report for the Sunday game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Minnesota Vikings mostly remains unchanged since Thursday. Coaches of both teams have confirmed that there is hardly any damage to report after their practice sessions.
The Chiefs’ camp is glad after Brandon Bair returned to the team. Jonathan Baldwin, Brandon Flowers and Jon McGraw are expected to partially participate in the game. Bair was promoted from “Did Not Participate” to “Full Participation” before the team’s practice sessions this week.
As Bair has yet to be active for a match this season, his status should not have any effect on the Sunday game. The same cannot be said about Baldwin, Flowers and McGraw.
Baldwin’s chances of making a debut for Chief’s this weekend are still pretty low. The rookie still has to make his NFL debut although his participation in the team practice has increased a lot. The player is heading in the right direction but perhaps it’s too soon for him to star on the active roster.
Flowers and McGraw on the other hand are vital to a battered secondary. Flowers is still recovering from his ankle sprain therefore fielding him will have his effectiveness in question. However, if another cornerback is injured then Flowers will be asked to step in, although he will have to put in a Herculean effort to fulfill his duties.
Similarly, McGraw is not the best option as a safety but he is next best option available. McGraw will be partnered with Kendrick Lewis, which is a good sign as both players have shown good chemistry in the past. However, lack of experience will be their Achilles’ heel.
Minnesota Viking listed their safety Jamarca Sanford to the injury list. Asher Allen has recovered from the bump on his toe and so has Chris Cook. Cook had been out of action after he succumbed to a groin injury. Both players are expected to participate in the match.
Linebacker E.J. Henderson and running back Adrian Peterson have been upgraded to Limited Participation list, although they both sat out of the team practice on Wednesday. Tyrell Johnson and
Jim Kleinsasser are also on the list.
According to media reports Peterson has a high chance of being featured against Chiefs this Sunday. This might be true as Peterson has shown eagerness to play in the first team throughout the week.
Brandon Bair (Illness)
Jonathan Baldwin (Thumb)
Brandon Flowers (Ankle)
Jon McGraw (Shin)
Asher Allen (Toe)
Chris Cook (Groin)
Jamarca Sanford (Thigh)
Kevin Williams (Foot)
E.J. Henderson (Knee)
Tyrell Johnson (Hip)
Jim Kleinsasser (Elbow)
Adrian Peterson (Calf)