Injuries

Adam Thielen misses practice Wednesday, Linval Joseph returns

There was good news and potentially bad news stemming from the Vikings' Thanksgiving Eve practice.

Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen was an active participant in the team’s first practice after the bye week on Tuesday. That was not the case on Wednesday.

Thielen missed Wednesday’s practice because of what Courtney Cronin of ESPN referred to as a “slight scare” with his hamstring stemming from the team’s short practice on Tuesday.

While it’s a little too early to decipher anything from this news, it’s certainly a development worth monitoring this week. Thielen has missed four of the past five games with the issue. He originally injured his hamstring while catching a touchdown pass during the Vikings’ Week 7 victory over Detroit on Oct. 20.

The Vikings waived Josh Doctson on Tuesday and are currently only carrying four receivers on the 53-man roster.

The good news is multiple players returned to practice after missing yesterday’s workout. Linval Joseph to practice for the first time since Nov. 6. The nose tackle underwent a knee operation earlier this month.

Fellow defensive linemen Everson Griffen (leg) and Shamar Stephen (knee) also returned to action along both safeties, Harrison Smith (hamstring) and Anthony Harris (groin). Linebacker Anthony Harris (concussion) remained out.

The team will release its first injury report of the week on Thursday.

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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 is an IT nerd by day. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBormanNFL.

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