Vikings' Thielen to miss TNF vs. Steelers
Thielen sprained his ankle during Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions and was unable to finish the contest.
The 31-year-old has caught 64 passes for 686 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns this season. Thielen and teammate Justin Jefferson have formed a formidable duo in 2021, with the latter accruing 78 receptions for 1,209 yards.
Linebacker Anthony Barr appears set to return after not receiving an injury status, while Dalvin Cook is questionable with a shoulder ailment. The team will also be without rookie offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw due to an ankle injury.
The Vikings were defeated by the Lions in dramatic fashion in Week 13, losing on a walk-off touchdown to fall to 5-7. Minnesota's loss gifted its division rivals their first win of the year.