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Vikings Get More Bad Injury News Before Week 13 Game

Devon Platana
The Minnesota Vikings have received some bad injury news ahead of their Week 13 game against the Detroit Lions.
The Minnesota Vikings have received some bad injury news ahead of their Week 13 game against the Detroit Lions. / Stephen Maturen/GettyImages
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The Minnesota Vikings will be looking to keep their playoff hopes alive when they visit the Detroit Lions in Week 13. Unfortunately, the Vikings received some less than ideal injury news on Saturday afternoon regarding two key players.

Eric Kendricks Injury Update

The Vikings have ruled veteran linebacker Eric Kendricks out of Sunday's game with a biceps injury. The former All-Pro player was limited in practice for most of the week and missed the entirety of Thursday's session.

Kendricks has been electric for the Vikings this season, recording 109 total tackles while tying his previous career high with 4.0 sacks. Fortunately, Detroit has the third-worst offense in the NFL (15.8 PPG), so he wouldn't be needed too much even if he was playing.

Kene Nwangwu Injury Update

Meanwhile, running back Kene Nwangwu is questionable with an illness. The 2021 fourth-round pick was slated to be Alexander Mattison's backup with Dalvin Cook sidelined due to a shoulder injury.

Nwangwu has looked electric as Minnesota's kick returner as of late. He has 330 yards on seven returns over his last four games (47.1 YPR) and has scored two touchdowns in the process.

If Nwangwu is forced to miss Week 13, the Vikings don't have any other healthy RBs on their 53-man roster aside from Mattison.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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