Stefon Diggs set to be a game-time decision

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The Vikings practiced without wide receiver Stefon Diggs again on Friday, but they’re not ready to make a call on his availability for Sunday’s game against the Texans.

Diggs has been dealing with a groin injury that’s kept him from working at practice this week. Coach Mike Zimmer said Friday that the team will wait to make its decision about whether their leading receiver is going to play.

“I don’t know. We’ll see,” Zimmer said, via Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press.

Zimmer did say that the team will go without right tackle Andre Smith. Smith also missed practice all this week and his elbow injury will keep him from playing this weekend, although he disputed a report that he’ll be placed on injured reserve as a result of the problem. Jeremiah Sirles is expected to get the start in Smith’s place against Houston.

UPDATE 2:19 p.m. ET: The Vikings officially listed Diggs as doubtful, which makes him unlikely to play based on the formal definition of the designation.

15 responses to “Stefon Diggs set to be a game-time decision

  1. ‘Quan time….. All of you haters, doubters & all around losers are about to be shut up.
    Nothing can stop the Purple Powers Of Pain & Destruction.
    The Zim Reapers are coming for your team.

  2. Wonder if we will finally get to see Treadwell for more then a couple/few snaps? I’m fine with Diggs sitting this week since we got the bye next week. As a fan I wasn’t expecting to be 5-0 or 4-1 going into bye

  3. I hope taking a couple of weeks off will be enough to get this thing healed. The Vikings have some pretty good receivers, but Diggs is special. I wonder what Cordarrelle might do this week?

  4. May as well rest him to recover with the bye next week — Theilen and Wright can play in the slot, with Johnson, Cordoroy and Treadwell rotating outside. The problem is that the Texans’ pass defense is their strength, making it more necessary to have the best WRs on the field. Hope we can run the ball.

  5. He is the kind of player a defense has to game plan for. My guess is he won’t play but zimmerm wants the Texans to waste time planning for him.

  6. icebowler says:
    Oct 7, 2016 3:38 PM

    Bradford has to be getting just a little bit nervous about the OT issues on his O-line.
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    He might be if the replacements weren’t playing better than the originals.

  7. Bradford has to be getting just a little bit nervous about the OT issues on his O-line

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    I assume you just rehearse what others say instead of making an opinion on your own. Clearly you didn’t watch the last game the Vikings played.

  8. dizzybruhbruh33 says:
    I assume you just rehearse what others say instead of making an opinion on your own. Clearly you didn’t watch the last game the Vikings played.
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    I don’t know about you but I thought Sirles looked better than Smith did…..

    Clemmings on the other hand, eh.

  9. There’s a lot of season left, and I’m glad the Vikings take precautions with their injured players, unlike Seattle who plays Wilson with two bad lower limbs and Lockett with a torn PCL. We need Diggs to heal not add stress to his injury. Bye Week should help.

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