For the first time in weeks, we should see Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Adam Thielen on the field this Sunday. He has been dealing with a nagging hamstring issue since Week 7, and has missed every game since Week 10.
On Thursday, Thielen said he was in a “good spot” after doing some running and drill work. Today, he is off of the Vikes’ injury report completely.
It is a very clear indication that he should be good to go on Sunday. Minnesota faces the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 13, 2019
Adam Thielen returned briefly in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He saw one target before leaving the game early, having aggravated the injury.
You have to go back to Oct. 20, a 42-30 win over the Detroit Lions, for Thielen’s first catch. He hauled in one of two targets for a 25-yard touchdown that day.
On the year, Thielen has 27 catches for 391 yards and six touchdowns. Minnesota has played pretty well in his absence, going 4-2 since that Lions game. The team is in the heat of the division race with the Green Bay Packers, and are in very good shape to make the playoffs, whether as NFC North champion or as one of the two wild card teams.
The Vikings face the Chargers at 4:05 p.m. ET on Sunday. They finish the year with the Packers and Bears at home.