It is an ugly injury report for the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings heading into their massive clash on Sunday.
For the Cardinals, they are hobbling at a number of different positions, but many are not serious or are expected through the first practice.
Carson Palmer took another veteran’s day off, getting his arm ready for another aerial performance on Sunday, one can only assume.
Chandler Jones missed the day with a family issue, he should be back tomorrow.
The rest of the did not participates are big though: Deone Bucannon and Corey Peters are two starters who are missing time, while Larry Fitzgerald tries to play through what was an obviously painful Sunday.
Tyrann Mathieu and Tharold Simon being back as a limited could be big, as we saw how much the Cardinals secondary struggled without them in the slot this weekend.
For the Vikings, Sharrif Floyd, Eric Kendricks and Terence Newman could be big losses if they are not healthy by Sunday, while monitoring Xavier Rhodes, one of the best young corners in the NFL, will be important as he tries to recover from a concussion.
Wednesday’s injury report was ominous, hopefully tomorrow’s looks better.