Star running back Adrian Peterson didn’t practice for a second straight day with hip, finger and ankle injuries, but Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Peterson will be “fine.”
“He’s got some nicks. He’ll be alright. He’ll be fine,” Zimmer said.
Peterson said some of the hits he took Sunday against the Detroit Lions “resonated” with him and Zimmer acknowledged the fine balance the coaching staff has to have with getting Peterson his carries but trying to limit how many hits he takes as the season progresses toward the midway point.
“We don’t want him to take on as many hits, but we want him to run the ball so there’s a fine mixture there that we’ve got to look at,” Zimmer said.
Peterson said it’s “part of the business.”
“Your body gets beat up and you need days like yesterday to kind of relax and recover and let your body rejuvenate, let it rest,” Peterson said Thursday before taking that day off from practice, too.
Receiver Jarius Wright returned to practice Thursday as a full participant. He didn’t practice on Wednesday while still going through the concussion protocol, but should be good for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Here is the full injury report for Thursday:
|Jarius Wright||17||WR||Concussion||Did Not Part.||Full Part.|
|Audie Cole||57||LB||Finger||Did Not Part.||Limited Part.|
|Sharrif Floyd||73||DT||Knee/Ankle||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Justin Trattou||94||DE||Foot||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Adrian Peterson||28||RB||Hip/Finger/||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Zach Line||48||FB||Neck||Limited Part.||Full Part.|
|Adam Thielen||19||WR||Ankle||Limited Part.||Full Part.|
|Rhett Ellison||85||TE||Concussion||Limited Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Tom Johnson||92||DT||Knee||Full Part.||Full Part.|
|Bruce Gaston||76||DL||Illness||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Shea McClellin||50||LB||Knee||Did Not Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Jermon Bushrod||74||T||Shoulder||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Hroniss Grasu||55||C||Neck||Limited Part.||Did Not Part.|
|Patrick Omameh||65||G/T||Ankle||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Antrel Rolle||26||S||Ankle||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|
|Matt Slauson||68||G||Knee/Shoulder||Limited Part.||Limited Part.|