Thielen all set to ‘let it ride’ after injury scare – NFL.com

Vikings star receiver Adam Thielen is expected to play in Saturday’s divisional playoff versus the 49 ers A few days ago, that appeared very much in doubt after a scary scene in practice, as explained in detail by sources informed of the scenario.

When Thielen got his feet tangled with a colleague during Wednesday’s practice, a teammate’s cleat broke through the shoe and sock covering the back of his left heel. Sources say he got 4 stitches to close the injury.

Blood was rapidly present and the instant worry was that he ‘d torn his Achilles. While gamers revealed indications of panic, the Vikings had a physician on site who was brought rapidly onto the field to handle the circumstance. When Thielen’s heel was adequately numb and the physicians were checking him out, the first thing he did was reach down and get his Achilles to make sure it was undamaged. When he probed and understood there was no tear, he felt relief.

Thielen and the Vikings took every safety measure.

Thielen declined to go over information with press reporters. In a brief discussion at his locker with NFL.com, Thielen said the staying 48 hours until kickoff would be about “just focusing on what I can control and just attempting to be as prepared as possible– obviously psychologically, but simply trying to get as close to a hundred percent physically as I can, and then let it ride.”

Coming off a beast game (7 catches, 129 lawns) in a wild-card upset of the Saints, can Thielen be himself simply 3 days after the injury?

” Yeah, I believe so,” Thielen stated.

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