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Vikings Rule Out Adam Thielen for Week 10 Clash With Cowboys Due to Hamstring Issue

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 20: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings is helped off the field after his first quarter touchdown catch against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on October 20, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Vikings will be without one of their top offensive weapons in their Week 10 showdown against the Dallas Cowboys.

Star wide receiver Adam Thielen has been ruled out for Sunday's game due to a hamstring issue. The same injury limited him in Week 9 against the Chiefs and has caused him to miss time in each of the past three weeks.

Thielen initially injured the hamstring after scoring a touchdown in Week 7. He left the game and subsequently sat out in Week 8. He returned last week against the Chiefs, but played in just seven snaps before exiting the contest. Over his past two games, Thielen has been limited to just 16 total snaps.

Now, quarterback Kirk Cousins will have to make due without him on Sunday Night Football. While he still has Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph to look to, missing one of his favorite targets will surely hurt.

On the year, Thielen has logged 27 receptions on 41 targets, recording 391 yards, six receiving touchdowns and one rushing score.