While several key Vikings players are banged up, it appears that most will be ready to go for Monday Night Football in Seattle. Only one starter, Trae Waynes, has been ruled out. One would assume that means rookie Holton Hill will get his second career start. Hill has played well in limited action this season, and with Seattle thin at receiver, the loss of Waynes may not result in quite the mismatch the Seahawks would hope for.
Second tight end David Morgan and receiver Chad Beebe have also been ruled out. Beebe has seen a handful of targets this season, but has not been active since week 11. Morgan has missed the last three games with a knee injury.
The only other Viking with a designation is Eric Kendricks, who is questionable with a rib injury. Kendricks did not practice Thursday or Friday, but returned on a limited basis Saturday. Stefon Diggs was also limited all week, but he has no injury designation and will play.
Seattle has a few more significant injuries. Receiver Doug Baldwin will be a game-time decision Monday after missing practice all week with a bad hip. Guard D.J. Fluker is listed as doubtful, though Pete Caroll said that Fluker will not play. Linebacker K.J. Wright has been ruled out, as well, while fullback Tre Madden is questionable.
Rookie running back Rashaad Penny was a full participant in practice this week, but a sudden ankle injury has him now questionable for Monday. Given that he was not listed prior to Saturday, it appears he suffered the injury during practice.
View Vikings full injury report here.
–Sam Smith is the Managing Editor for Full Press Coverage Vikings and Deputy Editor for Full Press NFL. Like and Follow @samc_smith.
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