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Vikings at Lions Final Week 18 Injury Report

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings (7-9) on Friday ruled out six players ahead of Sunday's regular-season finale at the Detroit Lions (11-5).

Minnesota ruled out right tackle Brian O'Neill (ankle), cornerbacks Byron Murphy, Jr. (knee) and Mekhi Blackmon (shoulder), safety Theo Jackson (toe), receiver Jalen Nailor (concussion) and defensive tackle Jaquelin Roy (ankle).

The Vikings also listed left tackle Christian Darrisaw (illness) and right guard Ed Ingram (shoulder) as questionable.

Safety Harrison Smith (shoulder) and tight end Nick Muse (knee) did not receive designations and are expected to be available.

Kickoff for the 125th meeting between the teams is scheduled for noon (CT) Sunday.

Table inside Article
Vikings Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Mekhi Blackmon CB Shoulder LP DNP DNP Out
Theo Jackson S Toe LP LP DNP Out
Byron Murphy Jr. CB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Jalen Nailor WR Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Brian O'Neill T Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Jaquelin Roy DT Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Christian Darrisaw T Illness - DNP LP Questionable
Ed Ingram G Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Nick Muse TE Knee LP LP FP -
Harrison Smith S Shoulder LP LP FP -


Detroit ruled out linebacker James Houston (ankle), receiver Jameson Williams (ankle) and tight end Brock Wright (hip).

The Lions listed defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson (pectoral) and defensive tackles Alim McNeill (knee) and Benito Jones (illness) as questionable.

Houston, Gardner-Johnson and McNeill are all in their 21-day observation windows in attempts to return from Injured Reserve.

The other players on Detroit's injury report — tackle Taylor Decker (groin), guard Graham Glasgow (rest), tight end Sam LaPorta (ankle), center Frank Ragnow (knee/back/toe) and cornerback Cam Sutton (toe) — are expected to be available.

Table inside Article
Lions Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
James Houston* LB Ankle LP LP LP Out
Jameson Williams WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Brock Wright TE Hip DNP DNP DNP Out
C.J. Gardner-Johnson* DB Pectoral FP FP FP Questionable
Benito Jones DT Illness - DNP FP Questionable
Alim McNeill* DT Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Taylor Decker T Groin DNP FP FP -
Graham Glasgow G Rest - DNP FP -
Sam LaPorta TE Ankle LP LP FP -
Frank Ragnow C Knee/Back/Toe FP DNP FP -
Cam Sutton CB Toe FP FP FP -

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