UPDATE: The team has just announced that Thielen has been placed on injured reserve.
The news is coming in fast and furious this morning for the Minnesota Vikings, and this is one that nobody is going to want to hear.
Vikings WR Adam Thielen underwent season-ending surgery on his ankle yesterday, per sources. https://t.co/no9SxKUD3D— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) December 29, 2021
According to Chad Graff of The Athletic, star wide receiver Adam Thielen underwent season-ending ankle surgery on Tuesday.
Thielen had suffered what had been classed as a high ankle sprain in the Vikings’ loss to Detroit a few weeks ago. He missed the games against Pittsburgh and Chicago but appeared to re-aggravate the injury in Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium. Now, he has gotten a surgical procedure to repair the damage and won’t be taking the field for the Vikings again until 2022.
Thielen finishes the season with 67 receptions for 726 yards and a team-leading ten touchdown catches. With two games remaining in the regular season and their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, it’s going to be time for K.J. Osborn (among others) to step up in Thielen’s absence and provide some way to take heat off of Justin Jefferson.
Once again, Minnesota Vikings’ wide receiver Adam Thielen has reportedly undergone season-ending ankle surgery. Here’s hoping for a speedy recovery for #19 and that he’s good to go when the team starts their offseason program.