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Final Vikings-Steelers Injury Report: Thielen & Darrisaw Ruled Out

EAGAN, Minn. — Vikings receiver Adam Thielen and tackle Christian Darrisaw on Wednesday were ruled out for Minnesota's Thursday Night Football game against Pittsburgh because of ankle injuries.

Thielen suffered his injury early in Week 13; Darrisaw left Minnesota's Week 12 game at San Francisco.

Running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder), safety Camryn Bynum (ankle) and linebacker Blake Lynch (hip) were listed as questionable. Cook and Lynch were listed as limited for the past two practices; Bynum fully participated Wednesday.

None of the other Vikings on this week's injury report — linebackers Eric Kendricks (biceps), Anthony Barr (knee/hamstring) and Ryan Connelly (quadriceps), and cornerbacks Mackensie Alexander (ribs) and Bashaud Breeland (groin) — received a designation for the game.

That means that Kendricks and Barr are likely to be back in the middle of a Vikings defense after missing last week against the Lions in Detroit.

Table inside Article
VIKINGS Position Injury Monday Tuesday Wednesday Game Status
Dalvin Cook RB Shoulder DNP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
Adam Thielen WR Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Blake Lynch LB Hip DNP LP LP QUESTIONABLE
Christian Darrisaw T Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Anthony Barr LB Knee/Hamstring LP FP FP -
Ryan Connelly LB Quadriceps LP FP FP -
Camryn Bynum S Ankle LP LP FP QUESTIONABLE
Eric Kendricks LB Biceps LP FP FP -
Mackensie Alexander CB Ribs FP FP FP -
Bashaud Breeland CB Groin FP FP FP -
Patrick Peterson CB Not Injury Related - FP FP -

Cornerback Patrick Peterson also was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list this week after missing last week's game.

Kickoff between the Vikings (5-7) and Steelers (6-5-1) is scheduled for 7:20 p.m. (CT) Thursday.

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WRs Justin Jefferson and K.J. Osborn showcase the team's Primetime Purple uniforms, which will be worn on Thursday Night Football against the Steelers on Dec. 9.

Steelers Wednesday injury report: Pittsburgh ruled out cornerback Joe Haden (foot), linebacker Robert Spillane (knee), guard B.J. Finney (back) and defensive end Isaiah Buggs (ankle). None of the four players participated this week.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral/right shoulder), receiver Chase Claypool (toe), guard Trai Turner and defensive tackle Cameron Heyward were listed as full participants Tuesday and Wednesday and are expected to play. Turner and Heyward were only on this week's report as resting veterans.

Table inside Article
STEELERS Position Injury Monday Tuesday Wednesday Game Status
Ben Roethlisberger QB Pectoral/Right Shoulder DNP FP FP -
Chase Claypool WR Toe DNP FP FP -
Joe Haden CB Foot DNP DNP DNP OUT
Robert Spillane LB Knee DNP DNP DNP OUT
Trai Turner G Not Injury Related - Resting Vet DNP FP FP -
B.J. Finney G Back DNP DNP DNP OUT
Isaiah Buggs DE Ankle DNP DNP DNP OUT
Cameron Heyward DT Not Injury Related - Resting Vet DNP FP FP -

Practice Status

DNP - Did not participate in practice

LP - Limited participation in practice

FP - Full participation

(-) - Not listed

Game Status

Out - Player will not play

Doubtful - Player is unlikely to play

Questionable - Player is not certain to play

(-) - Not listed

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