Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) breaks away from Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher (59) during the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Redskins 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings Injury Report


The Seattle Seahawks dominated the Atlanta Falcons last week, and it looks like they will be able to cruise to another victory this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Even though Christian Ponder is healthy enough to play, I highly doubt he’ll be effective against the Legion of Boom and a tough Seahawks pass rush. Add in the Seahawks clicking passing attack and a struggling Vikings secondary, and you have a bad recipe for the Vikings. Below are the injury reports for both teams, including some notes on the injuries (including notes on Percy Harvin, who will be making his debut against his old team, and Ponder).

Seattle Seahawks

Out

CB Brandon Browner (groin)- The groin injury he suffered last week against the Falcons is serious, and Pete Carroll admitted that it will be “quite a while” until we see Browner again. The Seahawks will be fine without him, though, because they have an incredible amount of depth at corner.

Questionable

DT Tony McDaniel (hamstring)

Probable

C Max Unger (concussion)

LB Bruce Irvin (shoulder)

WR Percy Harvin (hip)- Despite being listed probable, Harvin isn’t a lock to play on Sunday. While he is expected to play, there is still a chance that the Seahawks decide that resting him through the bye is the best policy. Don’t start him for fantasy purposes in his first game back, unless if you have issues at WR or are in a very deep league. Harvin will most likely play, but it’s not a guarantee.

SS Kam Chancellor (hip)

DE Red Bryant (concussion)

RT Breno Giacomini (knee)- Russell Wilson is about to have an easier time with Giacomini and Russell Okung set to make their returns.

DE Chris Clemons (non-injury related)

CB Richard Sherman (hip)

RB Marshawn Lynch (knee)- The Seahawks just gave him a rest day on Wednesday.

CB Jeremy Lane (thigh)

RB Derrick Coleman (hamstring)

DT Jordan Hill (biceps)

S Jeron Johnson (hamstring)

LB Heath Farwell (knee)

Minnesota Vikings

Out

TE Kyle Rudolph (foot)

DT Letroy Guion (chest)

Doubtful

RB Matt Asiata (shoulder)

Questionable

DT Fred Evans (knee)

TE Rhett Ellison (ankle)

Probable

LB Erin Henderson (illness)

RT Phil Loadholt (concussion)

QB Christian Ponder (left shoulder)- There’s been too much “drama” surrounding his status, because this is a guy who is a lock to play. He’s clearly healthy enough to play based on all the comments he’s made, and the Vikings want to see if he can play as well as he did before his injury against Washington. Against the Seahawks, don’t count on much of anything positive out of Ponder.

WR Greg Jennings (Achilles)- He is fully expected to play but also fully expected to struggle.

FB Jerome Felton (back)

CB Chris Cook (hamstring)

LB Chad Greenway (wrist)

G Charlie Johnson (elbow)

RB Adrian Peterson (groin)- Alarms were sounded when Peterson missed yesterday’s practice after also missing practice on Thursday, but there is little doubt that Peterson will play against the Seahawks. Not only do they desperately need him, but this groin injury barely seems to be an issue. Leslie Frazier said there are “no concerns”, and AP’s “probable” listing means that he is virtually a lock to play. Still, keep a close eye on any updates just for the sake of diligence.

S Jamarca Sanford (groin)

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