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No Designation for Jefferson or Thielen on Vikings-Panthers Final Injury Report

EAGAN, Minn. — Vikings nose tackle Michael Pierce (elbow) and tight end Ben Ellefson (neck) have been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers at Carolina.

Receivers Justin Jefferson (ankle) and Adam Thielen (foot) did not receive an injury designation for the game, despite not practicing on Wednesday or Thursday.

The duo has combined for 59 of the team's 134 receptions, 729 of 1,407 receiving yards and seven of Minnesota's 10 aerial touchdowns.

None of the other players on Minnesota's injury report received a designation for Sunday's game.

Table inside Article
VIKINGS Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Ben Ellefson TE Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Alexander Mattison RB Shoulder DNP LP FP -
Adam Thielen WR Foot DNP DNP LP -
Justin Jefferson WR Ankle DNP DNP LP -
Anthony Barr LB Knee DNP LP FP -
Michael Pierce DT Elbow DNP DNP DNP OUT
Everson Griffen DE Not Injury Related - Resting Vet DNP - - -
Ihmir Smith-Marsette WR Toe LP FP FP -
C.J. Ham FB Quadriceps LP - - -
Dalvin Cook RB Ankle LP FP FP -
Harrison Smith S Not Injury Related - Resting Vet LP - - -
Nick Vigil LB Ankle FP FP FP -
Cameron Dantzler CB Illness - LP FP -

RB Dalvin Cook (ankle), RB Alexander Mattison (shoulder), WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette (toe), LB Anthony Barr (knee), LB Nick Vigil, FB C.J. Ham (quadriceps) and CB Cameron Dantzler (illness) are expected to be available. Dantzler was activated Thursday from the Reserve/COVID-19.

Veteran DE Everson Griffen and S Harrison Smith appeared on the report Wednesday when they were given vet days off from practice.

Carolina's Friday injury report: The Panthers ruled out RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring), LB Shaq Thompson (foot) and LB Kamal Martin (concussion) were ruled out.

G Deonte Brown (knee) and CB C.J. Henderson (shoulder) are listed as questionable.

P Joseph Charlton (back) was placed on Injured Reserve Thursday.

T Cameron Erving (neck) did not receive a designation.

Table inside Article
PANTHERS Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Shaq Thompson LB Foot DNP DNP DNP OUT
Joseph Charlton P Back LP IR IR -
C.J. Henderson CB Shoulder LP LP FP QUESTIONABLE
Christian McCaffrey RB Hamstring LP DNP DNP OUT
Cameron Erving T Neck FP FP FP -
Kamal Martin LB Concussion - DNP DNP OUT
Deonte Brown G Knee - - LP QUESTIONABLE

View photos of Vikings players from practice on Oct. 14 at the TCO Performance Center.

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