The San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings close out Week 1 of the 2015 NFL season with the late Monday Night Football matchup. The game kicks off at 7:20 p.m., carrying us late into the evening on ESPN.
The Monday game means the teams wrapped up practice week on Saturday. The final practice brings with it the final injury report. The 49ers have only one player on the report, with Tramaine Brock listed as probable with a hamstring injury. He was listed as "limited participation" for all three days of practice with said hamstring injury. He suffered the injury mid-way through training camp and missed the team's final two preseason games. He is expected to play, so hopefully this is just a little bit of gamesmanship in the injury report.
The 49ers have the fewest number of players on their injury report heading into Week 1, so that's certainly a plus. That will change as soon as next week, but for now, the 49ers will get to send out their mostly full strength roster in Week 1.
The Vikings have a limited injury report as well, but the bigger story involves two players not listed. Center John Sullivan and right tackle Phil Loadholt are both on injured reserve, with Sullivan listed with the return designation. Sullivan is dealing with a back injury, while Loadholt tore his Achilles. The Vikings offensive line features some significant questions for this Week 1 matchup.
49ers injury report
Final status: Tramaine Brock (hamstring), probable
Vikings injury report
Final status: TE Chase Ford (shoulder), probable, RB Zach Line (knee), probable, TE MyCole Pruitt (ankle), probable, DT Shamar Stephen (knee), probable)