January 22, 2010

Both sides in NFC Championship dealing with injury issues

Saints: The Saints have listed TE Jeremy Shockey as questionable with a knee injury and rookie DB Malcolm Jenkins as questionable with a hamstring injury. Both have yet to practice at full speed this week.

Earlier fears about WR Robert Meachem aren't to worry about: he is listed as probable with a minor ankle injury that is not a high ankle sprain, according to Sean Payton. Also listed as probable are Pro Bowl FS Darren Sharper (knee), Pro Bowl C Jonathan Goodwin (knee), and DE Bobby McCray (lingering back issue). Goodwin and McCray were still able to practice at full speed while Meachem and Sharper were limited as a precaution.

Vikings: Pro Bowl rookie WR Percy Harvin is not practicing with the team as he deals again with chronic migraine headaches, an issue he has dealt with throughout the season. The Vikings are set to fly to New Orleans on Saturday. He is officially listed as questionable and isn't even with the team at their facility.

Also listed as questionable are DE Ray Edwards (MCL sprain), DT Kevin Williams (bone bruise in knee), CB Benny Sapp (ankle and back), DT Pat Williams (elbow and foot). That list accounts for 3/4 of the Vikings' vaunted front four defensive line. Edwards, who had a monster game against the Cowboys, was able to practice some while wearing a brace on Friday.

Listed as probable are WR Bernard Berrian (ankle), G Steve Hutchinson (shoulder), LB Ben Leber (knee), CB Antoine Winfield (foot), DT Jimmy Kennedy (thumb).

None of the players on either team listed on the injury report have been ruled out yet.

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