EAGAN, Minn. — Vikings rookie guard Ezra Cleveland has been ruled out for Sunday’s Week 12 game between Minnesota (4-6) and Carolina (4-7) at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Cleveland suffered an ankle injury at Chicago in Week 10 that he played through to finish the game against the Bears. The injury, however, will force him to miss a second consecutive week.
The Vikings also announced that defensive end Jordan Brailford is out.
Tight end Irv Smith, Jr. (groin/back) has been listed as doubtful.
The other players on Minnesota’s injury report — safety Harrison Smith (neck), defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder/concussion), guard Dru Samia (not injury related) and tackle Brian O’Neill (shoulder) — received a designation and are expected to play Sunday.
The status of receiver Adam Thielen, who was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, remains unknown.