|Date of Birth||8/22/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 200 lbs|
|From||Detroit Lakes, MN|
Thielen (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Denver, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Absent from practice for a second straight week, Thielen will hope to rejoin the lineup after a Week 12 bye. Olabisi Johnson will once again fill in as the No. 2 receiver, with Laquon Treadwell slotting into the No. 3 role. When Thielen has been off the field this season, the Vikings mostly have relied on one/two-wide formations, with No. 2 tight end Irv Smith and fullback C.J. Ham both getting steady playing time.
Thielen (hamstring) isn't practicing Friday, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.
Coach Mike Zimmer wasn't ready to rule Thielen out for Week 11 after missing Thursday's practice, but another absence to close out the week makes it a virtual certainty the receiver won't be available Sunday against the Broncos. The Vikings will announce an official decision on Thielen's status with the release of their final injury report later Friday.
Coach Mike Zimmer said Thursday that Thielen (hamstring) has "a chance to play" Sunday versus the Broncos, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Considering Thielen hasn't practiced this week, his odds to suit up may be minuscule, but Zimmer hasn't closed the door on having his top wide receiver available just yet. Friday's session and ensuing injury report will give a better sense of Thielen's Week 11 availability, but another absence would improve the prospects of Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr. and Bisi Johnson.
Thielen (hamstring) wasn't on the field for Thursday's practice, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Thielen's inability to practice for the second straight day adds fuel to the notion that the Vikings will withhold him from action through their Week 12 bye. Before Minnesota makes an official call on Thielen's status for Sunday's game against the Broncos, the team will see what the wideout is able to do Friday in the final practice of the week. In any event, Thielen's fantasy managers should already begin preparing to use other options at receiver for their weekly matchups.
Thielen (hamstring) was held out of practice Wednesday.
Thielen stretched before the session and was spotted doing resistance training on the side, according to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com. Having said that, the activity wasn't enough for Thielen to attain an "LP" next to his name on the injury report. Deemed "week-to-week" by coach Mike Zimmer, Thielen doesn't have a precise timetable for a return to the practice field and therefore game action.