Adam Thielen Returns, Shamar Stephen and Michael Floyd Miss Thursday’s Practice

Some good news and some not-so-good news stemmed from today’s practice.

The not-so-good news:

Defensive tackle Shamar Stephen (knee/ankle) missed his second straight practice this week. His attendance in tomorrow’s practice will be worth keeping an eye on. Stephen will likely miss Sunday’s game if he cannot participate in Friday’s practice.

Receiver Michael Floyd (illness) missed Thursday’s practice. He was a full participant yesterday. Despite being ill, Zimmer said Floyd should be good to go against the Eagles.

The good news:

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (low back) returned to practice Thursday. He was a limited participant in today’s session after not participating on Wednesday. That’s a good sign he’ll be ready for Sunday’s NFC Championship game.

Cornerback Mackensie Alexander (rib) and safety Andrew Sendejo (concussion) were both limited today after practicing on a limited basis yesterday.

Here’s Thursday’s injury report.


According to NFL.comPhiladelphia Eagles linebackers Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) and Kamu Grugier-Hill (ankle) were both limited in practice. Rookie cornerback Sidney Jones (hamstring) practiced fully.

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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