Linval Joseph practices for Vikings, Adam Thielen doesn’t

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When the Vikings returned from their bye week for a practice on Tuesday, wide receiver Adam Thielen was on the field with his teammates.

That was a welcome change from the state of affairs before the bye. Thielen missed the last two games with a hamstring injury that he aggravated early in Week Eight after sitting out in Week Seven, but he was on the field in what seemed to be a step toward returning to the lineup against Seattle on Monday night.

It might have been such a step, but Wednesday’s practice did not keep the momentum going. According to multiple reports, Thielen was not taking part in the session.

The Vikings don’t issue an injury report until Thursday, but reporters at the open session noted that defensive tackle Linval Joseph was working for the first time since having knee surgery earlier this month. Those reports also noted that safeties Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris, defensive end Everson Griffen and defensive tackle Shamar Stephen were working after sitting out on Tuesday.

10 responses to “Linval Joseph practices for Vikings, Adam Thielen doesn’t

  1. Hamstrings take nearly 2 months to fully heal. Rushing a player back only guarantees the player will only be about 65% until the off season. He should NEVER have started in KC and shouldn’t play this week, all depending the severity and if there is a small tear which I heard.

  2. This was pre-planned rest day. The Vikes cut Dotson because they were convinced Thielen was back to full strength. They’re only carrying 4 WR’s because they are satisfied with his current health. Not to say he couldn’t reinjure it at any point but as of now, he’s healthy. The unexpected boost was Linval returning so quickly.

  3. Vikes have no chance against Russell Wilson at Seattle… How do i know that.. Ask Chase Daniels, Matt Moore or Brandon Allen. Two of the three no name back up QBs that beat the Vikes, Should of been 3 of 3 backup qbs but Brandon Allen Broncos choked a 20 point lead. All 3 backups gave the Vikes absolute FITS!! No chance against Seattle.

  4. Let’s summarize the posts to date….
    -Thielen won’t be healthy until off season (must be Thielens cousin that has insider info)
    -Thielen is healthy and this was a planned day off (no idea)
    -It’s coaches fault Thielen returned too early (I guess the player and medical staff have no say so).
    -Vikings have no chance against Wilson because they lost to two backup QB’s from different teams (no real reason on Vikes v Seahawks of course).

    Thanks for the insider scoop fellas.

  5. Meh Packers fans all in a tizzy @conormacleod, it’s the same with Cook – chest injury – they are hoping an easy schedule and injuries give them the division title, after seeing how the Lions played today, dont pencil on those wins just yet Packers rubes.

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