Vikings' Sanford, Sullivan have concussions, might sit out

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The sputtering Minnesota Vikings have four starters whose status is in question for this weekend's game against the Green Bay Packers because of injuries.

Safety Jamarca Sanford and center John Sullivan each suffered a concussion Sunday at Chicago and didn't return to the game. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday he wasn't sure if either player would even be cleared to practice this week, let alone be able to play against the Packers.

Vikings right tackle Phil Loadholt also left the game against the Bears because of inflammation in his knee. Frazier said an MRI test showed no structural damage, but Loadholt has some tendinitis in the joint.

Cornerback Antoine Winfield also missed his second consecutive game because of a neck injury.

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