Minnesota Vikings

Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium | Coach: Mike Zimmer
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense28th75.3 (32nd)239.8 (18th)
Defense3rd106.9 (20th)207.9 (3rd)
Injuries
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
03/29/17DBHarrison SmithAnkleQUESTIONABLESmith (ankle) had surgery to clean up the high-ankle sprain he suffered in December, Adam Caplan and Ben Goessling of ESPN.com report.

Smith missed two games due to his high-ankle sprain but managed to play on the injury in the final two weeks of the season and the Pro Bowl. He initially said he wouldn't need surgery, but later determined that the cleanup was the best option. He's expected to be back to full health by the time training camp roles around.

(Updated 03/29/2017)
03/22/17RBLatavius MurrayAnkleQUESTIONABLEMurray (ankle) sat out Wednesday's OTAs, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Murray, who underwent ankle surgery in March, is still in the recovery process and may be held out until training camp. His absence will give Dalvin Cook and Jerick McKinnon a head start on the competition for starting duties at running back, but after serving as Oakland's workhorse the last two years, Murray could quickly reestablish himself as the top option on the depth chart once he shows that he's healthy.

(Updated 05/24/2017)
02/17/17RBZach LineHipQUESTIONABLELine underwent hip surgery after this season but is expected to be off crutches in the near future, Andrew Krammer of the Star Tribune reports.

Line started four of his 15 games played in 2016, rushing for 15 yards on seven carries. Now slated to be an unrestricted free agent, Line's hip procedure doesn't sound like something that should impact his availability ahead of the 2017 campaign.

(Updated 02/17/2017)
01/26/17QBTeddy BridgewaterKneeQUESTIONABLEBridgewater (knee) was cleared by his doctor to progress to the next phase of his rehab and begin moving side to side, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Bridgewater, who didn't attend practice Wednesday in order to meet with his doctor in Dallas, remains ahead of schedule in his recovery. There's still no timetable regarding a potential return to full workouts, but Bridgewater was seen taking snaps and throwing during Tuesday's OTAs. Given the severe nature of the quarterback's injury, lateral movement could be a tough step in the rehab process, but Bridgewater is determined to get back on the field.

(Updated 05/24/2017)
01/26/17DLScott CrichtonUndisclosedQUESTIONABLECrichton (undisclosed) was waived by the Bills with a failed physical designation on Wednesday.

Crichton was claimed by the Bills on Monday after being released by the Vikings last week. It's unclear what injury he's dealing with, but he could struggle to sign with any team until he's recovered. The former third-round pick has yet to record a sack in his 21 regular-season appearances.

(Updated 03/29/2017)
01/26/17DBAntone ExumLegQUESTIONABLEExum (leg) was placed on Minnesota's injured reserve list on Wednesday.

Exum injured his leg in Sunday's preseason game and was waived in the days after. Now that he's cleared waivers he was eligible for placement on the IR and is done for the season.

(Updated 08/31/2016)
01/26/17DLSharrif FloydKneeQUESTIONABLEFloyd's (knee) status for the 2017 season is still uncertain, but coach Mike Zimmer is optimistic that he'll be able to play, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.

Floyd is dealing with nerve damage stemming from a complication with his knee surgery back in September, while he continues to rehab with his career reportedly in jeopardy. In order to provide depth at defensive tackle, the Vikings selected Jaleel Johnson out of Iowa in the fourth round of the draft.

(Updated 04/30/2017)
01/26/17DLTom JohnsonHamstringQUESTIONABLEJohnson (hamstring) will not require surgery on his hamstring tear, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Johnson was placed on IR Monday but it doesn't sound as if Johnson's injury is very severe. He'll be back to full health in 4 to 6 weeks and won't be at all limited with the injury come spring practices.

(Updated 12/20/2016)
01/26/17DBJabari PriceKneeQUESTIONABLEPrice was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Fortunately, Minnesota has a deep enough secondary to absorb the loss of Price.

(Updated 09/03/2016)
01/26/17DBAndrew SendejoKneeQUESTIONABLESendejo (knee) is recovering from offseason knee surgery but is expected to be ready for training camp, Mark Smith of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Sendejo's 2016 season came to a premature end after he suffered a knee injury that landed him on injured reserve. The veteran safety still amassed 69 tackles, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in 14 games last year, and should have another strong campaign alongside Harrison Smith in the back end of the Vikings' secondary this coming season, assuming that he is able to stay healthy.

(Updated 03/30/2017)
 

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