Bower (foot) was unable to participate at Tuesday's minicamp, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
Bower has been recovering from foot and ankle injuries that forced him to miss 11 games last season. This news certainly puts a damper on his chance to return soon, but Bower was able to shed his walking boot May 22. There's currently no timetable for his return to the field for training camp and beyond.
Bower (foot) has shed his walking boot but isn't participating in OTAs, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Bower presumably remains on the mend from an unspecified ankle/lower-body injury he suffered sometime during the 2018 campaign. The sooner he can return to the field, the better his odds will be of securing a roster spot ahead of Week 1.
Bower (foot/ankle) has a walking boot over his left foot at the beginning of the Vikings' offseason program, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Between an ankle injury and a few healthy scratches, Bower was limited to five games in 2018, his second professional season. The walking boot suggests he had surgery somewhere along the line, potentially impacting his bid to stay on the roster for another year. Bower still has plenty of time to make a full recovery before the start of training camp in late July.
Bower (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Bower will miss a second straight contest with the ankle injury that kept him sidelined during the Vikings' Week 5 victory over the Eagles. The Vikings will continue to be thin at defensive end with Everson Griffen (personal) away from the team, leaving Danielle Hunter and Stephen Weatherly as their primary pass rushers.
Bower (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Bower failed to practice Thursday and Friday after logging a limited session Wednesday. He is a depth option on defense for Minnesota, so his absence shouldn't have much of an impact Sunday.