Vikings Starter Returned to Practice on Thursday

C Garrett Bradbury
Aug 18, 2019; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Garrett Bradbury (56) looks on during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings came out of their Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles a bit banged up in the injury department.

All three of Garrett Bradbury, Christian Darrisaw, and Marcus Davenport sat out with injuries while Akayleb Evans, Jordan Hicks, and Josh Metellus left the game at different points. And, of course, Oli Udoh is out for the remainder of the season with his torn quad.

However, the Vikings poor injury luck may be turning around on Thursday after a starter returned to practice on Thursday. On Minnesota’s injury report, there were five players listed after WR Jalen Nailor was placed on IR, but Garrett Bradbury was listed as a limited participant rather than a DNP.

Vikings Starter Returned to Practice on Thursday

Vikings Starter
Minnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury waits to snap the ball to quarterback Kirk Cousins in the game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 28-24.

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Here is a look at all the players listed on the Vikings injury report for Thursday:

  • C Garrett Bradbury (Back, Limited)
  • OLB Marcus Davenport (Ankle, DNP)
  • LT Christian Darrisaw (Ankle, Limited)
  • LB Jordan Hicks (Shin, Limited)
  • S Josh Metellus (Shoulder, Limited)

Bradbury played just seven snaps in the Vikings Week 1 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before leaving with his back injury. Since then, it has been Austin Schlottmann taking snaps at center, who also relieved Bradbury when he suffered a similar back injury during the 2022 season.

Center Garrett Bradbury during the Minnesota Vikings Rookies minicamp at Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan on Friday, May 3, 2019. (John Autey / Pioneer Press)

Unfortunately, the injury news isn’t all positive for the Vikings. Marcus Davenport remained a DNP on Thursday with his ankle injury. The pass-rusher was signed by Minnesota this spring in direct response to Za’Darius Smith’s request to leave the Vikings. So far, though, he has played just four snaps with the defense.

Instead, the Vikings have rolled out a steady dose of Patrick Jones and D.J. Wonnum through the first two weeks. Neither have recorded a sack to this point, so hopefully Davenport can return soon and bring some extra juice to Minnesota’s pass-rushing attack.

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Jan 8, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Patrick Jones II (91) enters the field before the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Both the Chargers and Vikings will release one more injury report on Friday. Kickoff between the two teams is scheduled for Sunday, September 24th at 12 PM Central inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.

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