Kevin Williams, who was injured during the Vikings third preseason game in San Francisco thanks to a low block to the knees, missed practice all three days this week and was ruled out for Sunday’s season-opener in Detroit against the Lions. An MRI done the day after the injury occured revealed that Williams suffered a significant bone contusion as well as a posterior capsular strain. His status for next Sunday's game in Chicago against the Bears is not yet known according to Head Coach Leslie Frazier.
"He's close," Frazier said of Williams. "We’re optimistic that when we come back next week we’ll be able to get some work out of him on the field. But we’ll wait and see when Monday rolls around, Tuesday, and then we’re back at practice on Wednesday. We are optimistic that we should have a pretty good chance of having him next week."
Everyone else for the Vikings is listed as probable: McLeod Bethel-Thompson (illness), Chris Cook (groin), Larry Dean (shoulder), Sharrif Floyd (knee), Letroy Guion (finger), Erin Henderson (heel), Phil Loadholt (knee), Cordarrelle Patterson (back), Mistral Raymond (shoulder), and Harrison Smith (back).
For the Lions, they had just three players listed on their final injury report with all of them being probably for Sunday's game: S Louis Delmas (knee), DE Ziggy Ansah (concussion), and DE Jason Jones (knee).
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