EAGAN, Minn. — Vikings rookie guard Ezra Cleveland has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 12 game between Minnesota (4-6) and Carolina (4-7) at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Cleveland suffered an ankle injury at Chicago in Week 10 that he played through to finish the game against the Bears. The injury, however, will force him to miss a second consecutive week.
The Vikings also announced that defensive end Jordan Brailford is out.
Tight end Irv Smith, Jr. (groin/back) was listed as doubtful on Friday but ruled out Saturday.
The other players on Minnesota's injury report — safety Harrison Smith (neck), defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder/concussion), guard Dru Samia (not injury related) and tackle Brian O'Neill (shoulder) — received a designation and are expected to play Sunday.
The status of receiver Adam Thielen, who was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, remains unknown.
|Dru Samia||G||Not Injury Related||DNP||LP||FP||-|
|Irv Smith Jr.||TE||Groin/Back||LP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
|Jordan Brailford||DE||Not Injury Related||DNP||DNP||DNP||OUT|
Friday's Panthers Injury Report: G Dennis Daley (concussion) has been ruled out.
CB Donte Jackson (toe) is doubtful.
RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), G John Miller (knee/ankle), T Russell Okung (calf), S Sam Franklin (ankle), DE Marquis Haynes (shoulder), LB Tahir Whitehead (rib) and WR Brandon Zylstra (shoulder) are listed as questionable.
FB Alex Armah (ankle), QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) and WR DJ Moore (shoulder) did not receive a designation and are likely to play.
View photos of the Vikings preparing to take on the Panthers during practice at TCO Performance Center.
DNP - Did not participate in practice
LP - Limited participation in practice
FP - Full participation
(-) - Not listed