Vikings WR Adam Thielen ready to play Sunday vs. Chargers

Ben Goessling, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Vikings appear on track to get Adam Thielen back in their lineup for the first time since Nov. 3.

The wide receiver was not listed with an injury designation on the team's final injury report of the week, indicating he'll make his return on Sunday from the right hamstring injury that's plagued him since Oct. 20. Thielen's injury occurred on the play where he made his most recent catch, hauling in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins.

While Thielen returns, running back Alexander Mattison will miss his first game of the season with an ankle injury, instead of facing the Los Angeles Chargers near his hometown of San Bernardino, Calif. The Vikings will also be without defensive back Jayron Kearse, who was ruled out after missing his second day of practice on Friday with a toe injury.

Cornerback Xavier Rhodes is questionable with an ankle injury, though coach Mike Zimmer said Friday he didn't expect Rhodes to be limited on Sunday against the Chargers. Wide receiver Bisi Johnson is also questionable for the game with a quadriceps injury.


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