Adam Thielen a Full Participant in Vikings Practice on Thursday

Oct 30, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) celebrates his touchdown with wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) against the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

After Wednesday’s injury report saw multiple starters sit out practice with lower leg issues, a few positive developments occurred on Thursday. One such change is that Adam Thielen was a full participant in Vikings practice on Thursday.

The veteran receiver was limited in Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury. This ailment has placed him on the Vikings injury report a couple of times this season. The fact that he has been able to be a full participant on Thursday is great news as the Vikings approach a much-anticipated matchup with the Buffalo Bills this weekend.

Also upgraded on Thursday’s injury report is starting center Garrett Bradbury. He sat out Wednesday’s practice with an ankle injury of his own, an ailment that forced him out of Sunday’s game against the Washington Commanders for two plays.

However, he participated in a limited fashion on Thursday, and Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press suggested that he should be able to play on Sunday.

That’s about all the good news from Thursday, though. As you can see from the tweet above, the Vikings could be missing a pair of defensive starters this weekend. Once again, CB Cam Dantzler and DE Dalvin Tomlinson did not practice on Thursday.

Dantzler is also suffering from an ankle injury suffered against the Commanders while Tomlinson has been hindered by a calf. Tomlinson sat out of the Commanders game entirely.

Luckily for the Vikings, they’ve shown that they have depth at these positions in recent weeks. Particularly, rookie CB Akayleb Evans showed out against Washington. As of now, it appears the Vikings may be slated to face off against Case Keenum with Josh Allen suffering from an elbow injury.

We still have one more day of practice with an additional injury report this week. If anything changes, you can be sure that we will have you covered here at PurplePTSD.

The Vikings and Bills are scheduled to kick off at 12 PM CST on Sunday.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He also earned minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys marathon training, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his opinions, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.

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