Minnesota Vikings Week 15 Injury Report: Thielen to return vs. Chargers

Some important names are on the injury report for the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15 for their game against the Chargers, but a big-name receiver will return!

Week 15 has arrived and the Minnesota Vikings are still clinging to a playoff spot. They are one game back from the Packers and have the Rams and Bears hot on their heels. If they want to hold on, they will need to get as many wins as possible from here on out.

Their opponents the game on Sunday, Dec. 15 are the Los Angeles Chargers. The team has a dynamic duo of running backs, a star receiver, and a quarterback that is arguably among the best in the league.

For the Vikings to get a win, they will want to be sure to have as much talent as possible on the field. Check out the injury report for Week 15 as shared on the official website of the purple and gold:

Minnesota Vikings

RULED OUT

DOUBTFUL

  • – none –

QUESTIONABLE

  • Bisi Johnson, wide receiver – quadricep
  • Xavier Rhodes, cornerback – ankle

The best news from this list is that Adam Thielen is nowhere to be seen among the final designations. That means the wide receiver should be suiting up to help the Vikings offense during this tough road contest.

However, missing the team’s complementary running back and a versatile defensive back is going to hurt. While neither Kearse or Mattison are starters, both can fill important roles in different situations, meaning it may be up to Ameer Abdullah and a variety of defensive backs to fill in, even with Rhodes questionable.

Los Angeles Chargers

RULED OUT

  • – none –

DOUBTFUL

  • – none –

QUESTIONABLE

Oh boy. Minnesota hasn’t seen an injury report this clean in while a while. This Chargers team has a ton of weapons at their disposal and have the potential to put forth a complete game each week, but are too inconsistent to be a regular threat.

Nwosu may be questionable for this game, but he has to be excited as the Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee from the Chargers this year. Still, expect the Chargers to be at or as close to full strength on Sunday.

This should be a significantly more competitive game than the records of these two teams show at this point in the season. Don’t miss the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Chargers when they face off on Sunday, Dec. 15.

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