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Vikings vs. Giants Final Wild Card Injury Report: Harrison Smith Questionable; Garrett Bradbury Cleared

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings (13-4) on Friday completed their practice week and listed safety Harrison Smith (knee), return specialist Kene Nwangwu (illness) and cornerback Cameron Dantzler, Sr. (personal/ankle) as questionable.

Minnesota's second home playoff game in U.S. Bank Stadium is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. (CT), although kickoff will be closer to 3:40.

Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell said he does not have a reason to believe Smith won't be available, but the safety "will go in questionable just in case."

"We'll see how he turns over from some good work today," O'Connell said. "I'm excited to get Harry back out there if everything goes to plan."

Dantzler has been away from the team physically while dealing with a personal matter, but he has participated in meetings virtually.

Table inside Article
VIKINGSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Cameron Dantzler Sr.CBAnkle/Personal MatterDNPDNPDNPQUESTIONABLE
Brian Asamoah llLBKneeLPFPFP-
Garrett BradburyCBackLPFPFP-
James LynchDLShoulderFPFPFP-
Harrison SmithSKneeLPLPLPQUESTIONABLE
Kene NwangwuRBIllness--DNPQUESTIONABLE

"He's been keeping tabs on the game plan and being part of meetings when he can virtually, but he's been dealing with something pretty serious, and we're in full support of Cam throughout this week," O'Connell said. "Hopefully we can get him back either later today or tomorrow."

O'Connell said Nwangwu "came down with a little bit of an illness."

"He's doing a little bit better today," O'Connell said. "He'll be questionable, as well, with how he turns over from that."

Center Garrett Bradbury (back), linebacker Brian Asamoah II (knee) and defensive lineman James Lynch (shoulder) did not receive a designation and are expected to be available.

O'Connell said Bradbury is a "full go" for Sunday and the plan is for him to start at center, which will be his first action since Week 13 against the Jets.

Bradbury "demonstrated a complete readiness to play this weekend," according to O'Connell, who added, "Really excited about having Garrett back in there. He's been huge for us all season long and had a really good week of practice."

View photos of the Vikings during practice on Jan. 12, 2023 at TCO Performance Center.

Giants Injury Report:

The Giants did not place a game status designation on any player who appeared on the Injury Report this week.

Defensive backs Adoree' Jackson (knee), Xavier McKinney (fingers) and Jason Pinnock (shoulder), receiver Marcus Johnson (knee), offensive linemen Jon Feliciano (back) and Evan Neal (ankle), defensive lineman Leonard Williams (neck) and linebacker Azeez Ojulari (ankle) are expected to be available.Defensive back Xavier McKinney (fingers) was listed as a full participant for the second consecutive day.

New York on Saturday added receiver Isaiah Hodgins (ankle) to its injury report. He did not receive a game status designation and is expected to play.

Table inside Article
GIANTSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Jon FelicianoOLBackLPFPFP-
Adoree' JacksonDBKneeLPLPFP-
Azeez OjulariLBAnkleLPLPFP-
Jason PinnockDBShoulderLPLPFP-
Leonard WilliamsDLNeckLPLPFP-
Xavier McKinneyDBFingersFPFPFP-
Marcus JohnsonWRKnee-LPFP-
Evan NealOLAnkle-LPFP-

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

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