Vikings wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsett was ruled out with a toe injury for Sunday’s game against Cleveland on Friday and three starts were listed as suspects.
Listed as suspect was running back Dalvin Cook, who sat out of a 30-17 win over Seattle with an ankle injury last Sunday, but practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, said linebacker Anthony Barr, who has been in the lead this season. Missed all three games with a knee injury but rehearsed on a limited basis throughout the week, and plaguing Michael Pearce, who suffered elbow and shoulder injuries in Thursday’s practice and ruled out Friday’s workout. Have become.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he hopes Pierce, who was listed as limited in Thursday’s workout after suffering an injury, will be able to play against the Browns. Optimism remains about playing Cook, with Zimmer saying he “feels great” on Friday. But Zimmer was non-controversial about Barr’s chances of playing his first game of the season.
The Vikings also listed cornerback Chris Boyd, who was ruled out of practice with a hamstring injury on Thursday, as suspects. Cornerbacks Basoud Breeland (ill) and McKinsey Alexander also missed practice on Thursday but both returned on Friday and neither were on injury reports.
Also not on the injury report was tight end Ben Ellefson, who was ruled out of Thursday’s workout with a neck injury before returning on Friday.
Rookie tackle Christian Darissau was not on injury reports after being ruled out on Friday before the first three games of the season. Darrisaw, recovering from a groin injury, was a full participant in practice throughout the week, but Zimmer would not say whether he would be active on Sunday, adding Rashod Hill as a left tackle or backup to play on special teams. will be activated or not.
“He did well,” Zimmer said. “He’s athletic. He’s still working on some things.”
Amir Abdullah is expected to take back Smith-Marsett’s place in Sunday’s kickoff return.