Adam Thielen listed as questionable for Saturday

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Wide receiver Adam Thielen didn’t practice on Thursday, but that doesn’t rule him out of Saturday’s game against the 49ers.

Thielen suffered a cut on his ankle during Wednesday’s practice and needed stitches to close the laceration. That led him to sit out the team’s final on-field workout ahead of their trip to California for the game.

“I just got a little tangled up in practice but I’m going to do whatever it takes — it’s playoffs,” Thielen said on NFL Network Thursday. “I’ll do whatever it takes to be out there on Saturday with my teammates and try to help this team win.”

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs returned to practice on Thursday after missing two days due to illness. He does not have an injury designation.

The Vikings ruled out cornerback Mackensie Alexander after he had knee surgery earlier this week. Safety Jayron Kearse (toe, knee) is listed as doubtful.

29 responses to “Adam Thielen listed as questionable for Saturday

  1. Thielen is a necessity if Vikes are going to pull the upset.

    Game will then go OVER the total.

  2. The NFL needs to do more about teams lying about injuries. Something more happened that required a player to get stitches and could not practice all week. He did not get “a little tangled up in practice”.

    Maybe teams should be required to declare on Wednesday night their active list for the upcoming games. If the NFL is going to encourage people to spend their hard earned money on gambling, it is unfair to anyone placing a bet on a team they might not have if they knew to full extent of all of the injuries. I would not be putting any money on the Vikings if knew that Thielen was out and Diggs had the flu.

    Additionally, it gives an unfair advantage to the team who knows if certain players are out because the other team could be spending all of their week game planning for certain players. I’m sure if only Thielen is out SF would probably have a very different game plan than if he is in.

  3. Used to be one of the best 1-2 punches in the league, this year…..not so much.

  4. mjchockey1 says:
    January 9, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    The NFL needs to do more about teams lying about injuries. Something more happened that required a player to get stitches and could not practice all week. He did not get “a little tangled up in practice”.

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    Or you could pay closer attention as Thielen practiced earlier this week and was practicing when he got hurt.

  5. Lets hope the cut didn’t include muscle or tendons — if so, no amount of tape or dirt will be effective.

  6. mjchockey1 says:
    January 9, 2020 at 1:59 pm
    The NFL needs to do more about teams lying about injuries. Something more happened that required a player to get stitches and could not practice all week. He did not get “a little tangled up in practice”.
    ———————————————————-
    He did practice he had to get stitches yesterday… he was most likely stepped on my a cleat- have you ever played football? LOL

  7. The Vikings were beasts against the Saints. I hope The he is in the starting lineup and at full health come Sunday. I wish my 49ers were playing the Seahawks or Packers this week. The Vikings are the only other team left that are likeable. Xavier was definitely hurting last week and you could see his desire and toughness to be able to keep playing. This is going to be a physical slugfest and whoever wins will come out limping.

  8. great. we’re just down 3 starters in the secondary. juuuuusssst great.

    We’ll lose Waynes to free agency, Rhodes will likely be cut, Alexander likely won’t resign because we can’t afford him, Harris is the main priority and I don’t know if they can resign him unless they cut Reiff, Rhodes, Joseph, or Griffen, Hughes has a neck injury that sounds serious. and holton hill will probably be suspended again and they’ll just cut him.

    We will possibly be heading into 2020 with no cornerbacks and only harrisson smith and Harris for the entire secondary.

  9. He’ll play and with Diggs and Cook the 49ers are going to get tore up by so many weapons. Only if the refs collude with 49ers will this game be close.

  10. Just because somebody is a degenerate gambler doesn’t mean the nfl needs to change their injury designations. Just don’t bet on the game man.

  11. Thielen will play. Also, they will resign Harris and Waynes after they cut Rhodes. Hope to heck they can get Griffin back. Reiff will not be missed. Rhodes will be missed if he finds himself again. Also, time to resign Newman….unfortunately he’s needed for playoffs.

  12. I have no doubt the injury they say happened in practice really happened during the game from those stupid yellow cleats he was wearing where he kept stumbling and falling all game long. Maybe Bisi has a walk in TD on both of those instead of Thielen falling, If he is back limping around like the KC game and the couple he played after he retuned then sit out. You’re more of a hinderance than help. But if he can play as well as against the saints then play please.

  13. Used to be one of the best 1-2 punches in the league, this year…..not so much.
    VVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
    C’mon man. Thielen was out for 7 or 8 games. Wasn’t fully healthy for the 1st couple weeks after.

  14. Get some gun powder and cauterize that wound, then get out there and fight. Sometimes an old remedy is the best. Worked for John Wayne.

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