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Vikings-Bears Final Week 5 Injury Report

EAGAN, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings on Friday ruled out tight end Ben Ellefson because of a groin injury.

Rookie receiver Jalen Nailor (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's Week 5 game against the Chicago Bears.

Ellefson and Nailor were added to the injury report Thursday as limited participants.

Andrew Booth, Jr., was listed as questionable. Booth has been rehabbing a quadriceps injury he suffered in Week 1.

Outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith (knee) and cornerback Cameron Dantzler, Sr., did not receive a designation and are expected to be available.

Minnesota (3-1) will host the Chicago (2-2) at noon (CT) Sunday.

Table inside Article
VIKINGSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Andrew BoothCBQuadLPLPFPQuestionable
Za'Darius SmithOLBKneeLPLPLP-
Cameron Dantzler Sr.CBHipFPLPFP-
Ben EllefsonTEGroin-LPDNPOut
Jalen NailorWRHamstring-LPLPQuestionable

Bears Injury Report:

The Bears listed cornerback Jaylon Johnson (quadriceps) and defensive back Dane Cruikshank (hamstring) as doubtful.

Running back David Montgomery (ankle) is listed as questionable.

The other five players on Chicago's injury report — OLB Matthew Adams (hamstring), TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles), DB Jaylon Jones (illness), DT Justin Jones (hip) and LB Sterling Weatherford (illness) — did not receive a game designation and are likely to be available.

Table inside Article
BEARSPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridayGame Status
Matthew AdamsOLBHamstringLPFPFP-
Dane CruikshankDBHamstringDNPDNPLPDoubtful
Ryan GriffinTEAchillesLPLPFP-
Jaylon JohnsonCBQuadDNPDNPLPDoubtful
Jaylon JonesDBIllnessDNPFPFP-
David MontgomeryRBAnkleDNPLPFP-
Justin JonesDTHip-LPLPQuestionable
Sterling WeathorfordLBIllness-DNPFP-

View photos of Vikings players from practice on Oct. 5 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