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Hughes Placed on IR, Alexander Ruled Out, Kendricks Set To Play | Final Vikings-Saints Injury Report

Friday's Injury Report - The Vikings have released the injury report heading into Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

The team announced that Friday that cornerback Mike Hughes (neck) has been placed on Injured Reserve and will be out for the season.

Marcus Sherels has been re-signed to the roster and will likely handle punt returns for the Vikings.

Defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (hamstring) has been listed as questionable for the game after being a limited participant in practice this week.

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander (neck) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

Running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder), running back Alexander Mattison (ankle), safety Jayron Kearse (foot), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), linebacker Eric Kendricks (quad) and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen (knee) were all not given designations and are expected to play.

For the Saints, CB Eli Apple (ankle) and fullback Zach Line (knee) did not participate in practice on Friday and were ruled out for the game.

Safety Vonn Bell (knee), cornerback Marcus Williams (groin), wide receiver Michael Thomas (hand), running back Dwayne Washington (knee) were all full participants in practice on Friday.

Thursday's Injury Report - Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (quad) returned to practice on Thursday as a limited participant for the first time since he was injured during the game against the Packers on Dec. 24.

Defensive end Stephen Weatherly (illness), cornerback Mackensie Alexander (knee) and safety Andrew Sendejo (illness) also did not participate on Thursday after not practicing on Wednesday.

Cornerback Mike Hughes (neck), and defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (hamstring) were limited in practice on Thursday.

View practice images from the Vikings practice on Jan. 2 at TCO Performance Center.

Running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder), running back Alexander Mattison (ankle), safety Jayron Kearse (foot), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen (knee) were all full participants in practice Thursday.

For the Saints, CB Eli Apple (ankle) and fullback Zach Line (knee) did not participate in practice on Thursday.

Safety Vonn Bell (knee), cornerback Marcus Williams (groin), wide receiver Michael Thomas (hand), running back Dwayne Washington (knee) were all full participants in practice on Thursday.

Wednesday's Injury Report - The Vikings have released the initial injury report heading into Sunday's playoff matchup with the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Vikings running backs Dalvin Cook (shoulder) and Alexander Mattison (ankle) were full participants in practice on Wednesday. Cook said in the locker room before practice that he is going to be "at full strength" for the game.

Linebacker Eric Kendricks (quadriceps) did not participate in practice on Wednesday.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer was asked at his weekly Wednesday press conference how he feels about Kendricks' chances of being ready to play.

"I think so," Zimmer said.

Defensive end Stephen Weatherly (illness), cornerback Mackensie Alexander (knee) and safety Andrew Sendejo (illness) also did not participate on Wednesday.

Defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice on Wednesday.

Cornerback Mike Hughes (neck), safety Jayron Kearse (foot), cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle) and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen (knee) were all full participants in practice Wednesday.

For the Saints, CB Eli Apple (ankle) and fullback Zach Line (knee) did not participate in practice on Wednesday.

Safety Vonn Bell (knee), cornerback Marcus Williams (groin), wide receiver Michael Thomas (hand), running back Dwayne Washington (knee) were all limited participants in practice on Wednesday.

VIKINGS:

Table inside Article
Name Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Eric Kendricks LB Quadricepts DNP LP FP -
Stephen Weatherly DE Illness DNP DNP FP -
Mackensie Alexander CB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Andrew Sendejo S Illness DNP DNP FP -
Ifeadi Odenigbo DE Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Mike Hughes CB Neck FP LP DNP I.R.
Jayron Kearse S Foot FP FP FP -
Alexander Mattison RB Ankle FP FP FP -
Xavier Rhodes CB Ankle FP FP FP -
Dalvin Cook RB Shoulder FP FP FP -
Shamar Stephen DT Knee FP FP FP -

SAINTS

Table inside Article
Name Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Eli Apple CB Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out
Zach Line FB Knee DNP DNP DNP Out
Vonn Bell S Knee LP FP FP -
Marcus Williams CB Groin LP FP FP -
Michael Thomas WR Hand LP FP FP -
Dwayne Washington RB Knee LP FP FP -

To view the full injury report for both teams click here.

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

(-) - Not listed

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