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Peterson, Joseph held out of practice, Matt Kalil limited for Vikings

By Andrew Krammer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Two veterans were held out of Wednesday’s practice, though the absences aren’t cause for alarm.

Nose tackle Linval Joseph (foot) and running back Adrian Peterson (ankle/shoulder) were the only Vikings players held back on Wednesday, three days after both played significant roles in the 49-17 shellacking of the New York Giants. Joseph exited the game briefly with his toe injury, which caused him to miss three games, but came back and played 31 of 61 snaps overall.

The Vikings are likely just being cautious with both, especially Peterson, who was held out of practice twice last week while nursing an ankle sprain. Peterson ran for 104 yards on Sunday against the Giants.

Left tackle Matt Kalil was able to practice, officially designated as ‘limited,’ which is a good sign after he suffered what the team is calling a ‘lower leg’ injury. A Giants lineman was blocked into Kalil from behind, rolling up on his right leg. The injury forced Kalil to leave the game, marking his first missed snaps of his four-year NFL career.

Also limited for the Vikings on Wednesday: safety Harrison Smith (hamstring), defensive end Everson Griffen (shoulder) and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd (knee).

Safety Anthony Harris (hip) and receiver Adam Thielen (low back) were listed as full participants on the Vikings’ official injury report.

Packers’ injury report: Six Packers players were held out of practice in T David Bakhtiari (ankle), DT Mike Daniels (ankle), LB Jayrone Elliott (quad), LB Mike Neal (hip), DT B.J. Raji (brain) and TE Justin Perillo (hamstring). Eight Packers were limited: RB Eddie Lacy (rib), G T.J. Lang (shoulder), CB Sam Shields (brain), G Josh Sitton (back), CB Casey Hayward (ankle), DT Letroy Guion (foot), C Corey Linsley (ankle) and T Bryan Bulaga (ankle).

The post Peterson, Joseph held out of practice, Matt Kalil limited for Vikings appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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