Harrison Smith Injury: Updates on Vikings Safety's Hamstring and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) following an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith is dealing with a hamstring injury that's forced him to miss the last two games. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates. 

Smith Active vs. Giants

Sunday, Dec. 27

The Vikings confirmed Smith is available to play vs. New York.

Latest on Smith's Practice Status

Friday, Dec. 25

Ben Goessling of ESPN noted Smith was limited in practice all week.

Smith's Return Boosts Vikings' Playoff Hopes

The Vikings are currently fighting for their playoff lives. After a promising 7-2 start, they have since lost two of their last three games and sit one game behind the Green Bay Packers atop the NFC North.

Minnesota needs Smith healthy for its defense to be at full strength as the team looks for a solid close to its playoff push.