Mike Zimmer: Adam Thielen is improving fast

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The Vikings practiced without wide receiver Adam Thielen on Tuesday due to the hamstring injury he suffered in Sunday’s win over the Lions, but head coach Mike Zimmer isn’t ruling him out Thursday’s game against Washington.

Zimmer told reporters on Tuesday that Thielen is “improving fast” and therefore has a chance to play as the Vikings try to extend their winning streak to four games. Thielen was optimistic about playing immediately after Sunday’s game and remains in a positive frame of mind about being in the lineup.

“I don’t know what the percent chance is, but I feel great,” Thielen said, via the Pioneer Press. “Obviously, it’s a short week, so they’re doing everything I can to try to play. It’s come a long way in the two days since the game, so I feel good and am very hopeful for the game.”

Wednesday will bring another practice and the release of injury designations that provide more insight into just how likely it is that Thielen plays this week.

19 responses to “Mike Zimmer: Adam Thielen is improving fast

  1. Hamstrings always feel wonderful when you’re running at 70 percent. It’s when you try to “dig” that you realize you’ve now re-injured it and are out longer.

  2. Does anyone really think they’re going to play him on 3 days rest coming off a hamstring injury, playing against the worst team in the NFC? We’re smarter than that Zimmer.

  3. Zimmer will never say a player isn’t going to play. Mackenzie Alexander dislocated his elbow and Zimmer said he had a chance to play the next week. No one is falling for this.

  4. Wafflestomp says:
    October 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    It was sure nice of Kirk Cousins to apologize to Thielen for injuring himself
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    Aren’t packer trolls the ones who complain about Vikings fans posting in a packer story?

  5. No chance he plays. 4 days with a hammy… I tried that once, pulled a calf muscle from trying to compensate.

  6. tokyosandblaster says:
    October 22, 2019 at 5:47 pm
    You mean he’s getting better than 2 receptions for 6 yards?

    Oh, good.
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    Your team is 4-1 and your referees are 2-0.

    Oh, good.

  7. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    October 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm
    Wafflestomp says:
    October 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    It was sure nice of Kirk Cousins to apologize to Thielen for injuring himself
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    Aren’t packer trolls the ones who complain about Vikings fans posting in a packer story?

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    they are too busy counting how many times i post to see any packer trolls. or even to see themselves. In fact they actually think i am every viking troll and packer troll on here combined. not the brightest

  8. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s out for 3 weeks. The injury is surprising as it didn’t look like he fell too hard or off-balance on that 25 yard TD catch. Great to see he’s working hard to recuperate unlike WRs on other teams in the NFCN who stub their toe and spend the next 5 weeks at a day spa taking bubble baths.

  9. Did he throw his Qb under the bus again this week? Oh wait, he only does that when pouting after a loss….

  10. Isn’t it about that time of year for zimmer to throw his OC under the bus again and fire him?

  11. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    October 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm
    Wafflestomp says:
    October 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    It was sure nice of Kirk Cousins to apologize to Thielen for injuring himself
    ——–
    Aren’t packer trolls the ones who complain about Vikings fans posting in a packer story?
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    Not me. Post away.
    Though I frequently point out their factual inaccuracies, while laughing at their delusional rants.

  12. IN YOUR HEAD IN YOUR HEAD ZOMBIE ZOMBIE – Packa Nations theme song for the rest of the year. Go worry about your match up against the Chiefs, gonna love watching Hill destroy the feeble secondary you have. Its funny Rodgers has a great game against the Raiders, but two weeks ago when the Vikings won against the Raiders, it was just the Raiders.

    Rest Thielen, Bisi Johnson will do just fine. He will be ready then for the Chiefs match up which will be key in the division to take the lead away from the Packas.

  13. Wafflestomp says:
    October 22, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    screamingyellowzonkers says:
    October 22, 2019 at 5:49 pm
    Wafflestomp says:
    October 22, 2019 at 4:54 pm
    It was sure nice of Kirk Cousins to apologize to Thielen for injuring himself
    ——–
    Aren’t packer trolls the ones who complain about Vikings fans posting in a packer story?
    _____________

    Not me. Post away.
    Though I frequently point out their factual inaccuracies, while laughing at their delusional rants.
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    Cousins is a better QB right now at this point of the season, that is NOT a factual inaccuracy.

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