Injuries

Adam Thielen not expected to play today

Reports say he could be back as soon as next week.

This news doesn’t come as much of a surprise but be sure to take note if you’re in the playoffs for fantasy football.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen is not expected to play today.

Thielen suffered a hamstring injury during a Week 7 victory over the Lions in Detroit. He attempted to play against Kansas City two weeks later but admitted he tried to come back too soon and suffered a setback. Today he’ll miss his fourth straight contest.

The news was later confirmed by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Rapoport added that Thielen is fighting to get the scar tissue out of his leg, but both he and the Vikings are optimistic the 29 year-old will be able to return to the field next week.

While Thielen has already been through an extended absence, the injury isn’t expected to linger around for much longer. That’s assuming all goes to plan and he doesn’t experience any more setbacks.

For now, Thielen will reportedly remain inactive. The Vikings will roll with Stefon DiggsBisi JohnsonLaquon Treadwell and Alexander Hollins at wide receiver.

The Vikings take on the Detroit Lions today at noon. They face the Los Angeles Chargers of Anaheim next Sunday at 3:05pm.

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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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