Adam Thielen doesn’t practice due to hamstring injury

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No matter how much the Vikings try to downplay it, it’s clear that receiver Adam Thielen‘s hamstring injury remains a problem.

Thielen missed practice on Wednesday, three days after attempting to return from the muscle injury suffered two weeks earlier.

Coach Mike Zimmer insisted earlier in the day that the Vikings didn’t rush Thielen back from the injury initially suffered 17 days ago against the Lions. Zimmer also said it’s not a long-term injury.

Regardless, Thielen’s availability for Sunday night’s showdown against the Cowboys is suddenly in question. It’s hard not to wonder whether he would have been available for Week 10, if he hadn’t tried to play in Week Nine.

Also missing practice on Wednesday for the Vikings were fullback C.J. Ham (ankle) and defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder). Cornerback Trae Waynes (ankle) and defensive end Stephen Weatherly (groin) were limited.

16 responses to “Adam Thielen doesn’t practice due to hamstring injury

  1. Is this the guy that publicly called out his QB? His QB should say that this guys most important ability is his availability but would never do that.

  2. Thielen won’t return unless he gets an apology for not having his name mentioned often enough during the press conferences.

  3. “ultimately limiting their game plan without him”

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    The biggest thing that limits that is the lack of depth at the WR position. Teams can take Diggs away. Let’s see how Minnesota performs against good teams like Dallas and Seattle.

    The Vikings season is on the line these next few weeks. Time to stop talking about it and be about it.

  4. hitit49 says:
    November 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Is this the guy that publicly called out his QB? His QB should say that this guys most important ability is his availability but would never do that.

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    Um he was really calling out the OC, read before you post things.

  5. tokyosandblaster says:
    November 7, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Wow. This guy just doesn’t want to play.
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    Same with the Adams kid bro, how many weeks now with a toe?

  6. Teams that are smart hold back on a player until the hamstring fully heals. The fact that they rushed him back and it re-occurred suggests a whiff of desperation on the Viking’s part, a desperation that will surely increase after losing to the Cowboys on Sunday night.

  7. whatjusthapped says:
    November 7, 2019 at 11:06 am

    Teams that are smart hold back on a player until the hamstring fully heals. The fact that they rushed him back and it re-occurred suggests a whiff of desperation on the Viking’s part, a desperation that will surely increase after losing to the Cowboys on Sunday night.

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    Were you there on the field Sunday? Did you watch they game? He was in the game maybe 30 seconds and he called it a day. He’s had this injury before, he know his body better than you do obviously. Just because he went out there gave it a go doesn’t mean he was rushed back. You are not in the locker room, you are not on the training staff.

  8. Thielen’s availability for Sunday night is not “suddenly in question.”

    It has been reported for 3 days now that Thielen is “unlikely” to play Sunday. I would expect the Vikings to rule him out officially soon.

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