Thielen misses practice, listed as questionable for Saturday

The Vikings had a surprise addition to their injury report on Wednesday as wide receiver Adam Thielen was limited in practice after injuring his ankle.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that Thielen suffered a cut in practice on Wednesday and required stitches. His status for Saturday is unclear but Pelissero reports that the initial prognosis is “encouraging.”

The Vikings’ Pro Bowl receiver did not practice on Friday and the team is listing him as questionable. He said on NFL Network that he planning on doing whatever is needed to get on the field.

Thielen, who missed time this season because of a hamstring injury, played a key role (seven catches for 129 yards) in the Vikings’ 26-20 overtime victory on Sunday at New Orleans in the opening round of the NFC playoffs. The Vikings will play in the divisional round on Saturday against San Francisco in Santa Clara, Calif.

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs missed practice because of an illness, while nose tackle Linval Joseph was limited because of a knee injury that has bothered him for much of the season. Diggs also was listed as not having practiced on Tuesday but the team only had a walk through on Tuesday.