Minnesota Vikings leading receiver Adam Thielen returned to
practice Thursday after sitting out the previous day.
Thielen missed Wednesday’s practice due to a lower-back injury, but
was participating in drills Thursday during the portion of practice
open to the media. He was a limited participant in the rest of the
Safety Andrew Sendejo (concussion) also participated in individual
drills for the second straight day.
Thielen started all 16 regular-season games and caught 91 passes
for 1,276 yards and four touchdowns. He had six receptions for 74
yards in Sunday’s 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Sendejo remains in the league’s concussion protocol, although
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has said he will be “fine.”
The 30-year-old Sendejo was hurt in the third quarter of Sunday’s
victory on a hit by Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas. He notched
80 tackles and two interceptions during the regular season and had
another pick against New Orleans.
Nose tackle Shamar Stephen was did not to practice Thursday.
Stephen is dealing with back and ankle injuries.
Wide receiver Michael Floyd, who missed practice with an illness,
was a late addition to the injury report. Floyd is expected to play
Sunday, the Pioneer Press reported. Floyd played only five snaps
against the Saints, and had no receptions.