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:
Shamar Stephen is ruled OUT for the NFC Championship with a knee injury. Andrew Sendejo, Adam Thielen and Mackensie Alexander are questionable. https://t.co/GufC5o1B6q
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) January 19, 2018
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:
Michael Thomas just laid out Andrew Sendejo. Scary hit. He lay motionless afterward. pic.twitter.com/Q1L8SwVQEb
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) January 14, 2018