For most of the past week, all of the signs had been pointing to wide receiver Adam Thielen making his return to the Minnesota Vikings’ offense on Monday night in Seattle after missing most of the last five weeks.
As of a few minutes ago, the only sign connected to Thielen’s return is a stop sign.
The Vikings have announced that Thielen has been downgraded to “Out” and will not be making the trip with the Vikings to Seattle for the big Monday Night Football matchup against the Seahawks.
Thielen injured his hamstring catching a touchdown pass in the Vikings’ Week 7 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. He attempted to come back against the Kansas City Chiefs, but played only seven snaps before he was shut down for the game and was inactive for the Vikings’ two games after that.
With Thielen being announced as out, the Vikings have just three wide receivers on the roster: Stefon Diggs, Olabisi Johnson, and Laquon Treadwell. I would assume that the team is going to make some sort of move between now and Monday night, but that move has not been announced yet.
The team also downgraded defensive tackle Jalyn Holmes, who had not been listed on the injury report, as “Out” for non-injury reasons. There hasn’t been any indication yet as to what those reasons are, but when we find out we will bring it to you.
Once again, Adam Thielen is not going to be making the trip to Seattle and will not play on Monday night. Here’s hoping that the return is now on track for next week when the Vikings return to U.S. Bank Stadium against Detroit.