EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- After a week in which they saw three starters undergo surgery, the Minnesota Vikings apparently won't have to worry about the health of the NFL's leading receiver before Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.
Stefon Diggs missed Friday's practice with a groin injury, standing on the sidelines and watching in a hoodie, but coach Mike Zimmer said Diggs was held out for precautionary reasons and should be ready to play on Sunday. The Vikings did not list Diggs with an injury designation on their final report for the week, which would imply the wide receiver -- who has 285 yards in the first two games of the season -- is ready to go against the Panthers.
Cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who has missed the Vikings' first two games of the season after feeling a pop in his right knee while stretching for the Vikings' season opener in Tennessee, is listed as questionable for the game. Rhodes was limited in practice all three days this week, and though he said he's felt better each day, he did not know whether the Vikings planned to put him back in the lineup against the Panthers, or how they would use him.
The Vikings also listed tight end MyCole Pruitt as questionable, which would suggest the tight end is making progress toward returning from his strained MCL. They had listed Adrian Peterson and Sharrif Floyd as out for the game but subsequently placed Peterson on injured reserve following his knee surgery Thursday, which means they have an open roster spot before Sunday.