Adam Thielen held out of practice again Thursday

Thielen hasn't been healthy since injuring a hamstring Oct. 20.
Author:
Publish date:

Adam Thielen's return to the field remains a major question for the Vikings as the star receiver missed practice again Thursday. 

Thielen, who was questionable to play last week only to be held out against the Seahawks because of a lingering hamstring injury, has yet to practice this week, leading to further doubt that he'll be ready to play when the Vikings host the Lions at noon Sunday. 

If he doesn't play this week, it'll mark the seventh consecutive game that he'll have missed all or most of the game. Thielen injured his hamstring making a touchdown catch against the Lions in Week 7. 

Thielen isn't the only injury of note this week. Tackle Riley Reiff (concussion) didn't practice Thursday, and Dalvin Cook (chest), who left Monday's game and did not return, was on the field for the portion of practice open to the media on Thursday. 

If there was ever a game where the Vikings can afford to play without Thielen, this Sunday's game against Detroit might be it because Minnesota is favored by 12.5 points. 

Next Up

Ian Cole

Wild trade Greg Pateryn to Avalanche for Ian Cole

Cole won a pair of Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh and is a former first-round pick.

1024px-Hudson,_Wisconsin_9

St. Croix County GOP chair resigns after incendiary post on official website

John Kraft sparked controversy with his 'Prepare for War' post on the party website earlier this month.

ann kim

Ann Kim's new restaurant, Sooki & Mimi, to open in February

The James Beard Award winner is the brains behind Young Joni, Pizzeria Lola, and Hello Pizza.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 1.32.19 PM

Firefighters rescue worker after trench fall in Rochester

The construction worker fell about 15 feet.

gray wolf

Grand Marais mayor's dog survives attack by wolves

He heard his 65-pound dog "screaming bloody murder" and then saw the wolves chasing her.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 12.04.55 PM

Minnesota's COVID vaccine appointment site goes live

Huge demand was expected when the site went live at noon.

emily ford

Duluth woman is hiking 1,000-plus miles on the Ice Age Trail this winter

She could be the second person ever to finish a winter-thru hike of the Wisconsin trail.

coronavirus, covid-19, icu

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 19

Two days in a row with fewer than 1,000 new cases.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 10.52.12 AM

After fire destroyed their house, couple forced to euthanize beloved dog

The couple's daughter has launched a fundraiser for her parents.

Screen Shot 2021-01-19 at 10.16.14 AM

Investigation after teacher accused of lewd act during distance learning

No charges have been filed yet and the staff member has not been identified.

Related

Adam Thielen

Vikings injury report: Thielen in, Mattison out

Thielen is finally ready to play after suffering a hamstring injury in October.

Adam Thielen

Thielen: 'I'm going to do whatever it takes to be out there'

Reports say Thielen cut his ankle during practice Wednesday.

Adam Thielen

Report: Thielen 'highly unlikely' to play Thursday night

Thielen injured his hamstring against Detroit.

Adam Thielen

Injury updates: Thielen out, Peterson questionable

Thielen could return to play at Kansas City on Nov. 3.

Adam Thielen

Injury report: Thielen won't play unless he's 100 percent

The Pro Bowl wide receiver has been battling a hamstring injury.

Adam Thielen

Vikings rule out Adam Thielen against Seahawks

Thielen is still dealing with a hamstring issue.