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Vikings Get Some Good News On Adam Thielen's Injury Situation

Adam Thielen celebrating a Minnesota Vikings touchdown.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 28: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings sit at 8-3, with a serious chance to overtake the Green Bay Packers for the NFC North lead. The team has a very tough match-up with the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, but should have a full complement of weapons for it, with the potential return of Adam Thielen.

The Pro Bowl wide receiver each of the last two seasons, has been out for a few weeks, and hampered for the better part of a month by a nagging hamstring injury. He is on track to return for the game in Seattle.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins has improved throughout the season, and Dalvin Cook has been one of the NFL's best running backs this season. Pairing Thielen with fellow star receiver Stefon Diggs could boost the team even further.

Thielen returned to practice today, a big step forward ahead of Monday. From the St. Paul Pioneer Press:

"Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen returned to practice Friday and remains on track to play Monday at Seattle.

"Thielen has missed two straight games, and three of the past four, with a hamstring injury. He was back at practice Tuesday after a bye week but sat out Wednesday’s workout. The Vikings did not practice on Thanksgiving, and Thielen was estimated as a limited practice participant."

On the year, Adam Thielen has 27 catches for 391 yards and six touchdowns.

The Vikings and Seahawks kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday night.

[St. Paul Pioneer Press]