Vikings’ Adam Thielen will do ‘whatever it takes’ to face 49ers
The Minnesota Vikings witnessed Adam Thielen sustain another injury during Wednesday’s practice. Despite his latest injury, Thielen stated that he will do “whatever it takes” to suit up against the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday, via NFL Network’s Tom Pelisserro.
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Thielen made an appearance on the Vikings’ injury report on Wednesday after getting tangled up with a defender in practice. It was reported by Pelisserro that the veteran wide receiver required stitches on his ankle after suffering the injury.
Injuries haven’t been kind to Thielen this season as he’s already dealt with a hamstring injury. Throughout the Vikings’ regular season, Thielen was inactive for six games due to his nagging hamstring.
After returning last week against the New Orleans Saints, Thielen appeared to be close to 100 percent healthy. The versatile wide receiver saved his best game of the season for a perfect time as he hauled in seven passes for 129 yards to upset the Saints in the playoffs on the road.
Less than a week after his clutch playoff performance, another injury is preventing him from being 100 percent. At the least, Thielen appeared to be in good spirits as he spoke to the members of Good Morning Football on NFL Network.
There doesn’t seem to be any concern regarding Thielen’s status for Saturday’s showdown with the 49ers. However, Minnesota knows that they will have to be cautious with Thielen in practice to end the week.
Minnesota’s offense is contingent on running the ball with Dalvin Cook and getting the ball to their playmakers. Even though he’s not completely healthy, Thielen is adamant about doing anything he can to suit up for the Vikings on Saturday.