Viking Injuries, and Maybe a Bit of Gamesmanship

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Is Minnesota receiver Adam Thielen really 100% for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game? Probably not, but he’s going to play. He told people he was fine this week, even though he’s been limited in practice with a back problem.

Friday, he was officially listed as questionable on the Vikings’ injury report:

It’s probably a Julio Jones-type of thing – limited all week, play through the pain in the playoffs.

Sendejo, the strong safety, is going through concussion protocol but expected to play after taking what I thought looked like a cheap hit from Michael Thomas last weekend:

Alexander is the fourth corner on the Vikings’ depth chart and is dealing with a combination rib injury and illness.

As for Stephen, he got rolled up in the Saints win in pretty rough fashion:

Stephen was the main backup at the defensive tackle position behind Tom Johnson and Linval Joseph. He had been playing more than 35% of the snaps this year.

The fourth DT on the depth chart is rookie Jaleel Johnson, who didn’t see a ton of time at all, less than 5% of their snaps:

That’s something to look out for.

I don’t know whether the Thielen thing has any legs, probably not, but just like FOX News, “we report, you decide.” It’s fair and balanced journalism from Crossing Broad.




One Response

  1. Got lit the F*** UP

    Rub some dirt on it you’ll be fine. Well, once you regain feeling in your arms. NFL!

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