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Adam Thielen is optimistic he’ll play on Thursday

Minnesota Vikings v Detroit Lions

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 20: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings leaves the field after making a touchdown catch during the first quarter of the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 20, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Vikings receiver Adam Thielen suffered a hamstring injury on Sunday against the Lions. He hopes to be available when the Vikings return to action in only four days.

“We’ll evaluate it, see where it’s at after getting an MRI and then hopefully I’ll get ready to go,” Thielen said after the win in Detroit, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I’m optimistic that I’ll be playing and that’s all we can do right now.”

Thielen added that he doesn’t think it will be any tougher to be ready by Thursday as opposed to a normal week. But how can it not be? Those extra three days could make a huge difference when it comes to healing the injured muscle.

The Vikings performed well without Thielen, but they’ll be even better if he’s available for quarterback Kirk Cousins’ first game against the his old team.