Published: October 3rd, 2009 | Tags: B.J. Raji, Bernard Berrian, Brett Favre, Cedric Griffin, Chad Clifton, Cullen Jenkins, Darius Reynaud, E.J. Henderson, Green Bay Packers, Jim Kleinsasser, Johnny Jolly, Mike McCarthy, Minnesota Vikings, Steve Hutchinson, Week 4 injury report
Vikings G Steve Hutchinson returned to practice today, albeit in limited fashion, and is listed as questionable to play Monday night against the Packers.
Hutchinson is dealing with a back problem, but he hasn’t missed a game this season. In fact, he hasn’t missed a start since 2002, when he was with the Seahawks.
Vikings QB Brett Favre was limited in practice for a third consecutive day because of a foot issue, but he isn’t expected to miss any snaps against his former team. Also probable for the Vikings are CB Cedric Griffin (hand), LB E.J. Henderson (calf) and TE Jim Kleinsasser (hand), who fully practiced today after being limited the rest of the week.
However, the Vikings likely will be without Darius Reynaud (hamstring), who didn’t practice all week and is listed as doubtful. That means Bernard Berrian could handle the punt-return chores.
Packers LT Chad Clifton didn’t practice for the third consecutive day because of a sprained right ankle and also is listed as questionable. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that Clifton’s playing status would be a game-time decision “at best.”
The Packers should be OK along the defensive line. Veteran DEs Cullen Jenkins (groin) and Johnny Jolly (abdomen) and rookie DT B.J. Raji (ankle) fully practiced today after being limited or out earlier in the week. All three are listed as probable.