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Updated: November 11th, 2011 3:46pm
Vikings rule out Anthony Herrera for Monday; Antoine Winfield full-go

Vikings rule out Anthony Herrera for Monday; Antoine Winfield full-go

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings ruled out right guard Anthony Herrera for Monday night's game at Green Bay, the second in a row he'll have missed after damaging the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee on Oct. 23 against the Packers.

"He's still making progress, but not to the point where we could say, 'OK, let's go out and try to do something,'" coach Leslie Frazier said. "They haven't cleared him to go out and try to participate even in practice, so we just have to wait."

Joe Berger will make his third straight start and second at right guard. There is no firm timetable on a return for Herrera, Frazier said, but the veteran would regain his starting job "if he's 100 percent, if he gets back physically to where he was before the injury."

Cornerback Chris Cook, who remains away from the team while awaiting his next court hearing on a felony strangulation charge, also was ruled out.

Meanwhile, cornerback Antoine Winfield practiced in full for a second consecutive day, taking on more contact with players in pads than he has since straining his neck on Oct. 2 at Kansas City.

"To see him move around and be involved in some contact situations was good for everybody's confidence," Frazier said. "It'll be great having him back on the field."

Right tackle Phil Loadholt (illness) was added to the injury report but fully participated.

There was only one change on the Packers' injury report. Outside linebacker Clay Matthews (knee) returned to practice on a limited basis.

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