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Hughes Ruled Out, Diggs and Conklin Are Questionable | Final Vikings-Falcons Injury Report

EAGAN, Minn. — Friday's Injury Report: The Vikings released Friday's injury report after the final practice of the week before the team takes on the Atlanta Falcons.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs (hamstring) and tight end Tyler Conklin (ribs) were listed as questionable after being limited participants in Fridays practice.

Cornerback Mike Hughes (knee) was listed as out after being limited on Friday.

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), linebacker Kentrell Brothers (wrist), defensive end Everson Griffen (elbow), tackle Brian O'Neill (elbow) and nose tackle Linval Joseph (shoulder) were all full participants in practice on Friday. Each of the players was not given a status on Friday's report and are likely to play.

Thursday's Injury Report: The Vikings updated the injury report following Thursday's practice, elevating receiver Stefon Diggs (hamstring) to being a limited participant after he did not practice Wednesday.

Mike Hughes (knee) was again a limited participant in practice on Thursday after he returned to practice Wednesday.

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), linebacker Kentrell Brothers (wrist), defensive end Everson Griffen (elbow), tackle Brian O'Neill (elbow) and nose tackle Linval Joseph (shoulder) were all full participants in practice Thursday.

Wednesday's Injury Report: The Vikings on Wednesday released the first injury report of the 2019 season in advance of the Sunday's home game against the Atlanta Falcons at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs (hamstring) is the only Viking that did not participate in practice Wednesday.

Mike Hughes (knee) returned to practice for the first time in pads this season as a limited participant.

Earlier Wednesday, Head Coach Mike Zimmer provided an update on Hughes, the team's first-round pick of 2018.

"Hughes is getting real close, so that will help," Zimmer said when asked about the team's depth at cornerback.

The second-year cornerback was removed from the Physically Unable to Perform list after passing a physical on Monday, Aug. 26.

He suffered a torn ACL in Week 6 of the 2018 season and had been rehabilitating of the side fields throughout training camp before returning to the active roster.

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander (hamstring), linebacker Kentrell Brothers (wrist), defensive end Everson Griffen (elbow), tackle Brian O'Neill (elbow) and nose tackle Linval Joseph (shoulder) were all full participants in practice.

Zimmer said that he expects that O'Neill will be able to play on Sunday. O'Neill did not play a snap any of the preseason games.

Below is the full injury report:

Table inside Article
Name Position Injury Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Stefon Diggs WR Hamstring DNP LP LP Questionable
Mike Hughes CB Knee LP LP LP Out
Mackensie Alexander CB Hamstring FP FP FP -----
Kentrell Brothers LB Wrist FP FP FP -----
Everson Griffen DE Elbow FP FP FP -----
Brian O'Neill T Elbow FP FP FP -----
Linval Joseph NT Shoulder FP FP FP -----
Tyler Conklin TE Ribs ------ ------ LP Questionable

Friday's Falcons Report: Wide receiver Julio Jones (not injury related) was not given a designation on Friday.

Tackle Matt Gono was again a non-participant in practice on Friday and is ruled out for Sunday's game.

Thursday's Falcons Report: Wide receiver Julio Jones (not injury related) was added to the report on Thursday as a limited participant in practice.

Tackle Matt Gono was downgraded to a non-participant in practice on Thursday.

Wednesday's Falcons Report: The only Falcons player listed on the injury report on Wednesday was tackle Matt Gono (back). Gono was a limited participant in practice.

Atlanta Falcons

Table inside Article
Name Position Rest Wednesday Thursday Friday Game Status
Matt Gono T Back LP DNP DNP Out
Julio Jones WR Not Injury Related ----- LP ----- -----

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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