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Adrian Peterson held out of Vikings practice, ‘pretty confident’ he’ll play

By Andrew Krammer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Adrian Peterson said he’s “pretty confident” he’ll play on Sunday, so chalk up Wednesday’s absence from practice to being cautious.

Peterson helped out during drills, catching and tossing a football back to quarterback Teddy Bridgewater during the open portion of practice. But he did not partake himself as he was officially listed as not practicing.

“I feel pretty good,” Peterson said. “I’m going to do what I need to do to get ready for Sunday.”

He’s dealing with an ankle injury suffered in the first half of the Vikings’ 38-17 win on Sunday against Chicago. Both Peterson and coach Mike Zimmer have downplayed the long-term effect of what Peterson called a sprained ankle. He was able to return on Sunday and took six carries before he was pulled with the game in hand.

“Everything I hear, should be good,” Zimmer said Wednesday.

Two other Vikings did not practice in cornerback Josh Robinson (concussion) and tight end Rhett Ellison (ankle). They were both new additions to the injury report this week.

Five defensive starters were limited in practice for the Vikings: nose tackle Linval Joseph (foot), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), safety Harrison Smith (knee/hamstring), defensive end Everson Griffen (shoulder) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (non-injury).

Joseph, Barr and Smith have sat the last two games, though Zimmer said Monday they’re getting “really close” to returning. All three participated in a Wednesday practice this week for the first time this month.

Receiver Charles Johnson (ankle) was listed as a full participant in practice.

The post Adrian Peterson held out of Vikings practice, ‘pretty confident’ he’ll play appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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