Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway told reporters Tuesday that he’ll miss Thursday’s game at Detroit if his wife gives birth before then — or if she’s about to.
Jennifer Greenway is pregnant with the couple’s fourth child. Chad Greenway said she could give birth “any day” and that the family is in a minute-to-minute situation awaiting the child’s arrival.
The Vikings will fly to Detroit on Wednesday.
“It’s one thing to be playing on Thanksgiving, which is fun for most of the country except if you’re involved in that game,” Greenway said. “We’re pretty used to not being around family on holidays just because of our professions, so I think you kind of get used to it.
“It doesn’t make it easier with this case, with the baby so close to coming. A lot of anxiety. You don’t know what’s going to happen, and you don’t want something bad to happen when you’re gone or have any emergency.”