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Final Vikings-Bears Injury Report of Week 18: Pierce Doubtful, 3 Questionable

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings on Friday ruled defensive tackle Michael Pierce (illness) as doubtful for Sunday's season finale against the Bears.

Minnesota (7-9) also listed cornerbacks Mackensie Alexander (ankle) and Kris Boyd (ribs) as questionable, along with guard Wyatt Davis (illness).

None of the other players on this week's injury report — TE Luke Stocker (elbow), CB Cameron Dantzler (calf) and RB Kene Nwangwu (hamstring) — received a designation.

Table inside Article
VIKINGSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Luke StockerTEElbowDNPLP--
Brian O’NeillTNot injury RelatedLP---
Cameron DantzlerCBCalfLPLPFP-
Nick VigilLBNot injury RelatedLP---
Kirk CousinsQBNot injury RelatedLP---
Kene NwangwuRBHamstringLPLPFP-

QB Kirk Cousins, T Brian O'Neill and LB Nick Vigil were initially on the report because they were listed as limited participants in their return from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. They were removed from the injury report Thursday.

Minnesota placed CB Harrison Hand on the Reserve/COVID-19 list before Thursday's practice.

Starting LB Eric Kendricks, LT Christian Darrisaw and LG Ezra Cleveland remained on the Reserve/COVID-19 list through Friday's practice.

View photos of Vikings players from practice on Jan. 5 at the TCO Performance Center.

Bears Friday injury report: Chicago (6-10) ruled out game-wrecking defensive tackle Akiem Hicks because of an ankle injury that kept him from practicing all week.

LB Robert Quinn (shoulder), NT Eddie Goldman (finger) and CB Duke Shelley (heel) were listed as questionable.

The Bears also will be without WR Jakeem Grant, Sr., who was placed on Injured Reserve Thursday because of an ankle injury.

Bears rookie QB Justin Fields, who was initially on the report with an ankle injury, was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Veteran Andy Dalton is expected to start at QB. Dalton (groin) fully participated Thursday and Friday despite joining the injury report.

Table inside Article
BEARSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Jimmy GrahamTENot Injury Related - Resting VetDNPFPFP-
Jakeem Grant Sr.WRAnkleDNPIRIR-
Justin FieldsQBAnkleFPReserve/COVID-19Reserve/COVID-19-
Andy DaltonQBGroin-FPFP-

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

(-) - Not listed

Game Status

Out - Player will not play

Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play

Questionable - Player is not certain to play

(-) - Not listed