Vikings Get Promising Adam Thielen Injury Update

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Minnesota Vikings have received a promising Adam Thielen injury update.
The Minnesota Vikings have received a promising Adam Thielen injury update. / Lachlan Cunningham/GettyImages

The Minnesota Vikings are gearing up for a pivotal Monday Night Football matchup against the Chicago Bears in Week 15. One major question surrounding the team is the health of Adam Thielen, who missed last Thursday's game and much of Minnesota's Week 13 contest.

The latest update on Thielen is encouraging news.

Adam Thielen Injury Update

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said the team is "hopeful" Thielen can return in Week 15. It's positive to hear Zimmer talk about that as a real possibility if everything goes well.

It'd be a major boost for this offense should Thielen be able to suit up. He's second on the team in targets (92), receptions (64) and yards (686) while pacing Minnesota's pass-catches in touchdowns (10).

Justin Jefferson has shouldered the load with Thielen sidelined, recording 261 yards and 2 TDs over the past two games. Having those two weapons reunited on the outside with Dalvin Cook in the backfield would set the Vikings up well for a playoff push down the stretch.

Minnesota is a 4.5-point favorite ahead of MNF, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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