Vikings injury report: Adam Thielen won't play unless his hamstring is 100 percent

The Pro Bowl wide receiver has been battling a hamstring injury.
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Nearly six weeks since since injuring his hamstring on a touchdown catch, Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen still isn't a sure thing to play Monday night against the Seahawks. 

The Pro Bowl wide receiver was back to practice in a limited fashion Friday, having not practiced Tuesday and getting the day off Thursday for Thanksgiving. A final call on his playing status for Monday's game in Seattle is expected to come after practice Saturday. 

"I've just been trying to give it as much rest as possible, taking advantage of the time off we had and then now I have to show that I can do it and that I can do it over and over and over and it can hold up. That’s kind of where we’re at," Thielen said Friday, adding that if he's not 100 percent he "probably" won't play.

"This has kind of been the plan the whole time since I hurt it last time. Everything’s gone according to plan and we’re going to continue to see what happens."

Meanwhile, five other key players were limited in Friday's practice and their statuses for the game are unknown at this point. Running back Dalvin Cook was full participant with an apparent chest injury. 

  • DT Shamar Stephen (knee) - limited 
  • DT Linval Joseph (knee) - limited
  • S Harrison Smith (hamstring) - limited
  • S Anthony Harris (groin) - limited
  • DE Everson Griffen (knee) - limited

The only player held out of practice was linebacker Ben Gedeon (concussion). 


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