For the Minnesota Vikings the injury watch begins today! Well, in complete honesty it began last Sunday in New Jersey as Vikings starters were dropping left and right with injuries, not to return to the game.
For linebacker Anthony Barr it was a hamstring. For cornerback Xavier Rhodes an ankle injury. Guard Tom Compton went down with a knee injury. And Trae Waynes with a hand booboo. And those were only the injuries suffered in that game.
Already being held out last week were Linval Joseph with his ankle/knee/shoulder trifecta and Dalvin Cook who couldn't go with a hamstring of his own.
But according to Mike Zimmer and his press conference on Wednesday, two of the more concerning injury situations are looking "pretty good" already midweek.
When it came to the injuries of Xavier Rhodes and Anthony Barr Zimmer said that there was a "pretty good" chance that they would be good to go this Sunday night versus the Saints.
One would assume that given the progress made towards the end of last week DT Linval Joseph would be good to go this week. And for running back Dalvin Cook, we really have no idea.
During his presser today, Zimmer said that Cook was doing well and that "there's always a chance" he'll play this week, but reports earlier Wednesday morning were stating that Cook might be held out until AFTER the team's week 10 BYE.
The official injury report with practice status and injuries outlines will be released by the team later this afternoon.