The Vikings had a number of key players out of training on Wednesday.
Minnesota DE DJ Wonnum and RT Brian O’Neill both tested positive for COVID-19 — but those tests turned out to be false positives, according to a report.
Per Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, Minnesota got Wonnum and O’Neill back to training on Thursday after testing.
On Wednesday, there were two other uninjured, but uninjured players: CB Mackensie Alexander and TE Chris Herndon. Those two were both back in the field, although it hasn’t been reported whether those absences were related to COVID-19 protocols or not.
The Vikings are already lacking depth in defense after Danielle Hunter suffered an injury. Wonnum being back is a big help. Minnesota’s corner depth may be getting better this week, though: Patrick Peterson was back practicing on Thursday.
The Vikings advanced to 4-5 with the Chargers Sunday victory. Minnesota returns to US Bank Stadium this week to play Green Bay on Sunday.