DETROIT – Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen suffered a high ankle sprain during Minnesota’s 29-27 loss to NFC North rival Detroit on Sunday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Thielen injured his left ankle on the Vikings’ first offensive series when he was tackled by Lions cornerback Jerry Jacobs after catching a screen pass on third-and-9.
The wideout fell to the ground and ripped his helmet off before being tended to by athletic trainers.
Without Thielen in the game, Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson reached a career-high 182 yards receiving on 11 catches and scored on a 3-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to temporarily give the Vikings a 27-23 lead. The Lions then marched down the field on a 14-play drive that spanned 75 yards in 1:50 to lead Detroit to a walk-off win.
The Vikings host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night to kick off Week 14.