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Notebook: Injury updates from Vikings’ shuffled defensive secondary

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Chris Cook was a late appearance on the injury report last week, when he appeared for the first time Friday with a knee injury. That left the Vikings thin once more in the secondary, but Shaun Prater nabbed his first career interception in the replacement role.

“He […]

Desmond Bishop will not return to the game Sunday after a knee injury

MINNEAPOLIS — Linebacker Desmond Bishop drew his first start of the season Sunday, but it didn’t last long.

Bishop, who had played well in backup duty this season, was injured in the first half. The team announced it is a knee injury and he will not return Sunday.

Bishop went down holding his left […]

Vikings injury report: Ponder, Cook, Sanford and Ellison out on Sun.

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The Minnesota Vikings (0-3) will be without three starters when they kickoff against the Pittsburgh Steelers (0-3) on Sunday in London.

Quarterback Christian Ponder (ribs), cornerback Chris Cook (groin), safety Jamarca Sanford (hamstring) and tight end/fullback Rhett Ellison (knee) did not practice on Friday and have been ruled out.

Ponder played the entire […]

Notebook: Williams probable, misses practice

Kevin Williams (John Emms/Viking Update) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 13, 2013 Defensive tackle Kevin Williams missed practice Friday, but it was for personal reasons, not his knee injury. Plus, updates and notes on other injuries for the Vikings and Bears, potential fines from last week and more. Despite missing Friday’s practice with […]

Kevin Williams back at practice, on track to play Sunday

Posted by Josh Alper

AP

The Vikings defense didn’t do much to slow down the Lions offense in Week One and one reason why they might have struggled was the absence of defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who missed the game with a knee injury he suffered on a low block by 49ers guard Joe […]

Vikings’ John Sullivan Should Be Healthy This Week, Ndamukong Suh Fined $100K

By Joseph Gunther

The Minnesota Vikings have been fortunate to avoid serious injuries this season.

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams missed Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions after suffering a knee injury during the preseason and center John Sullivan sustained a knee contusion following an interception. Both of those could have been season-ending injuries.

(Credit, Hannah […]

Rookie Sharrif Floyd returns from knee injury to mixed results

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd saw 44 snaps in Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions after sitting out with a knee injury since the second preseason game on Aug. 16.

Floyd registered just one pass deflection on the stat sheet, but was collectively involved in a poor […]

Vikings Rookie DT Thrust Into Big Role For Opener

By smkitzman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ready or not, here it comes for Minnesota Vikings rookie defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.

Kevin Williams’ right knee injury will keep him out of the season opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. That means Floyd will be thrust into a prominent role in the middle of the Vikings defense.

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Kevin Williams to miss first game from injury since 2005

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams will miss his first NFL game due to injury since 2005 as he is still sidelined with a hyperextension and bone bruise in his right knee.

In 10 seasons, Williams has missed only four games — two from a suspension in 2011 and […]

Kevin Williams Misses Another Practice For The Minnesota Vikings

By Joseph Gunther

For just the second time in his 11-year NFL career, Kevin Williams may not play due to an injury.

The 33-year-old former first round draft pick recorded two tackles, a pass deflection and a sack against the San Francisco 49ers, before a blindside, low block looked bad. Williams avoided a serious injury, […]