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Vikings vs. Bears Updated Week 12 Injury Report

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Saturday listed receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) and cornerback Akayleb Evans (calf) as questionable for Monday's Week 12 home game against the Chicago Bears.

Jefferson has missed the past six games as he's been recovering from an injury suffered against the Chiefs in Week 5.

Minnesota (6-5) has won five of six games in the All-Pro's absence.

Evans suffered a calf injury in Week 10 that kept him from playing last week.

Jefferson spoke with media members on Friday, **providing an update**. He is in a 21-day observation window that began Nov. 8 as part of his return from Injured Reserve.

"Justin was limited. We ramped up his work all week long. He'll go in as questionable," O'Connell said. "He took part in some team reps, consistent work here and there."

The Vikings added defensive lineman Khyiris Tonga (knee) to the injury report Saturday and listed him as questionable against his former team.

The other players on Minnesota's injury report — linebacker Brian Asamoah II (ankle), tight end T.J. Hockenson (ribs) and quarterbacks Nick Mullens (back) and Jaren Hall (concussion) — did not receive a game status designation and are expected to be available.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. (CT) Monday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Vikings would have to activate Jefferson to their 53-man roster by 3 p.m. (CT) Monday in order for him to play against Chicago (3-8). Minnesota will be on its bye in Week 13.

Nov. 27 UPDATE: The Vikings ruled out Jefferson.

Table inside Article
Vikings Position Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status
Akayleb Evans CB Calf LP LP FP Questionable
T.J. Hockenson TE Ribs LP LP FP -
Justin Jefferson* WR Hamstring LP LP LP Out
Brian Asamoah II LB Ankle FP FP FP -
Jaren Hall QB Concussion FP FP FP -
Nick Mullens QB Back FP FP FP -
Khyiris Tonga DL Knee - - LP Questionable


Chicago ruled out linebacker Noah Sewell (knee).

The Bears listed guard Larry Borom (illness) and running back D'Onta Foreman (ankle/shin) as doubtful.

Cornerback Tyrique Stevenson (ankle) was listed as questionable.

Offensive lineman Lucas Patrick (back) and fullback Khari Blasingame (shoulder) fully participated Friday and did not receive designations. Both are expected to be available.

Nov. 26 UPDATE: The Bears ruled out Borom, Foreman and Stevenson on Sunday.

Table inside Article
Bears Position Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status
Larry Borom OL Illness DNP DNP DNP OUT
D'onta Foreman RB Ankle/Shin DNP LP LP OUT
Lucas Patrick OL Back DNP FP FP -
Noah Sewell LB Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Khari Blasingame FB Shoulder FP FP FP -
Tyrique Stevenson CB Ankle - - LP OUT

View photos from the Vikings Classic jersey photoshoot. The Classic throwback jerseys will be worn Week 12 of the 2023 season against the Bears on Monday Night Football.

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

NIR - Not Injury Related

(-) - Not listed

*Designated to Return from Injured Reserve - Currently within 21-day practice window

Game Status

Out - Player will not play

Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play

Questionable - Player is not certain to play

(-) - Not listed