Every Friday, NFL teams apply an availability label to injured players. Technically, the term “probable” means that a player is virtually certain to be available for normal duty.
Last week, Vikings receiver Greg Jennings appeared on the official injury report as “probable” with an Achilles strain. But Jennings ultimately didn’t play.
The league office advises PFT that the Vikings have provided an explanation regarding the situation. According to the league, no further action will be taken.
“I thought he’d be fine when he got up [Sunday] to work out and see how he’d be,” coach Leslie Frazier said after Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, via ESPN.com. “Just wasn’t able to do it, so we had to scratch him. That was a tough one because we did expect him to be able to play.”
Frazier said he first had an inkling that Jennings may miss the game on Saturday, but Frazier still believed that Jennings would play.
Jennings first appeared on the injury report on Thursday of last week, when he woke up with pain in his heel.