Vikings’ Thielen expected to play with laceration
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Thielen feared that he might have suffered an Achilles injury, according to a separate PFT story. He was injured earlier this week when it was reported that he had suffered an ankle injury.
Instead, it was much worse. The report says that a teammate’s cleat cut Thielen’s, and it was so sharp that it gave him a laceration. The source, who PFT spoke with says, it is a “pretty deep laceration” in his ankle/heel area.
The Vikings wide receiver needed to get stitched up from the incident. He needed four stitches.
Minnesota is hoping that he will deal with the pain at least for four hours on Saturday. The team plans to numb the injured area to allow the talented player to attempt to gut it out.
The 29-year-old Detroit Lakes, Minnesota native has suffered through an injury-riddled season. This was the first-time in his career that he did not play 16 games in his career.
He appeared in 10 games, including 10 starts. He had 30 receptions for 418 yards during the regular season with six touchdowns. He also had four carries for six yards and a touchdown.
In the Vikings win over the New Orleans Saints, he had seven receptions for 129 yards.
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