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Vikings Place Adam Thielen On IR Ahead Of Packers Game

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will miss the rest of the regular season after being placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

Thielen missed two games with an ankle injury before returning to the lineup in Sunday's loss to the Rams. He only played 23 snaps in that game.

Thielen will finish the season with with 67 catches for 726 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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The 31-year-old moved into the Vikings' No. 2 receiver role this year with Justin Jefferson's continuing rise into superstardom. Jefferson, who was selected to the Pro Bowl last week, has 97 catches for 1,451 yards and nine touchdowns this year.

K.J. Osborn and Dede Westbrook will move up the depth chart in Thielen's absence.

The Vikings head to Lambeau Field Sunday to take on the Green Bay Packers, hoping to keep their playoff chances alive.

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