Adrian Peterson has shoulder injury, doesn’t practice for Minnesota Vikings

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury after missing two practices last week with an ankle injury.

Adrian Peterson is dealing with a shoulder injury in addition to an ankle injury that put him on last week’s injury report, when he didn’t practice until Friday.

The Minnesota Vikings running back didn’t practice on Wednesday and the team could follow a similar path as last week in making sure he is ready to play Sunday night. Last week, he didn’t practice on Wednesday and Thursday but was a full participant on Friday and listed as probable.

In addition to Peterson, nose tackle Linval Joseph didn’t practice on Wednesday with the toe injury that has been giving him trouble for more than a month. Joseph, who was inactive for the previous three games with the injury, played on Sunday night but the left the game briefly in the first half.

LT Matt Kalil, who said he was essentially leg-whipped in the shin on Sunday night, was limited with a lower leg injury. Also limited Wednesday were Harrison Smith (hamstring), Everson Griffen (shoulder) and Sharrif Floyd (knee). Smith said after practice he was feeling close to 100 percent, but admitted it was hard to differentiate between general post-game soreness and anything additional this week.

The injury report from Green Bay was much more extensive. Six players didn't practice and eight others were limited.


Player # Pos. Injury 30-Dec
Adrian Peterson 28 RB Ankle/ Did Not Part.
Linval Joseph 98 DT Foot Did Not Part.
Matt Kalil 75 T Lower Leg Limited Part.
Harrison Smith 22 S Hamstring Limited Part.
Everson Griffen 97 DE Shoulder Limited Part.
Sharrif Floyd 73 DT Knee Limited Part.
Anthony Harris 41 S Hip Full Part.
Adam Thielen 19 WR Low Back Full Part.


Player # Pos. Injury 30-Dec
David Bakhtiari 69 T Ankle Did Not Part.
Mike Daniels 76 DT Ankle Did Not Part.
Jayrone Elliott 91 LB Quadricep Did Not Part.
Mike Neal 96 LB Hip Did Not Part.
Justin Perillo 80 TE Hamstring Did Not Part.
B.J. Raji 90 DT Concussion Did Not Part.
Bryan Bulaga 75 T Ankle Limited Part.
Letroy Guion 98 DT Foot Limited Part.
Casey Hayward 29 CB Ankle Limited Part.
Eddie Lacy 27 RB Rib Limited Part.
T.J. Lang 70 G Shoulder Limited Part.
Corey Linsley 63 C Ankle Limited Part.
Sam Shields 37 CB Concussion Limited Part.
Josh Sitton 71 G Back Limited Part.
Clay Matthews 52 LB Ankle Full Part.
Nick Perry 53 LB Shoulder Full Part.


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