Minnesota Vikings injury report: Star WR Adam Thielen returns to practice
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) makes the catch but out of bounds against Atlanta Falcons defensive back Blidi Wreh-Wilson (33) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
One day after he missed practice, Minnesota Vikings star wide receiver Adam Thielen was a limited participant, the team announced on its daily injury report Thursday.
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Thielen didn’t practice Wednesday with a lower back injury, but he told reporters he was “good” ahead of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Thielen was Minnesota’s leading receiver with 91 catches for 1,276 yards and four touchdowns during the regular season. He caught six passes for 74 yards against in the Vikings’ divisional round win over the Saints.
Another Vikings wide receiver did join the injury report and didn’t practice, though. Veteran Michael Floyd missed practice with an illness. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Floyd, a former first-round pick, caught 10 passes for 78 yards during the season.
Defensive tackle Shamar Stephen missed a second consecutive practice with a knee/ankle injury. He had 28 tackles and one sack in 15 games during the regular season.
Safety Andrew Sendejo (concussion) and cornerback Mackensie Alexander (rib) were limited participants and safety Anthony Harris (knee) and center Pat Elflein (shoulder) were full participants for the second straight day.
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