The Arizona Cardinals are set to travel to Minnesota and face the Vikings on Sunday, who sit at 0-4. However, the team's health is a small concern. There were several players on the injury report, although the large portion of them will play on Sunday. The most notable of the injuries and practice was tight end Todd Heap. He did not practice Friday because of his hamstring injury and is listed as questionable for the game.
Two other players, TE Jim Dray and punter Dave Zastudil, did not practice on Friday. Dray is out for Sunday and Zastudil is questionable. The uncertainty of the status of the punter led to the re-signing of 2009-2010 starting punter Ben Graham.
The players that were limited in practice on Friday for the Cardinals were receiver Chansi Stuckey and starting running back Beanie Wells, both with hamstring issues. Both players are questionable for Sunday, but Beanie is likely going to play. He was questionable last week and ended up carrying the ball a career-high 27 times for a career-high 137 yards and three TDs. Stuckey will probably end up inactive.
Other players for the Cardinals that fully participated in practice but were on the injury report were CB Michael Adams (hand), WR Early Doucet (hamstring), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle), T Brandon Keith (knee), OLB Joey Porter (knee) and C Lyle Sendlein (elbow). All are probable for the game on Sunday except for Keith, who is questionable.
If Keith cannot go, Jeremy Bridges will play in his spot. Cardinals fans are secretly coming up with a way that Bridges could also be available to play left tackle in place of Levi Brown as well.
As for the Vikings, their list is short. Punter Chris Kluwe (hamstring) is questionable for the game and Antoine Winfield, their best cornerback, is doubtful with a neck injury. He did not practice on Friday.