With RB Adrian Peterson (knee) headed for surgery and Matt Kalil (hip) placed on injured reserve – and both of them headed for surgery – the Minnesota Vikings saw the return of CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) to practice on Wednesday, along with TE MyCole Pruitt (knee).
Both were limited in Wednesday’s practice. Rhodes has missed the first two games of the season and recently shed the brace that was on his knee.
DT Sharrif Floyd remained out with a knee injury after missing the Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
With Peterson out, it’s worth noting that Jerick McKinnon, whom head coach Mike Zimmer said on Wednesday would start this Sunday, was on the injury report with a toe injury, along with FB Zach Line, but both were full participants on Wednesday.
The Carolina Panthers are also dealing with an injury that is expected to keep their starting running back out. Jonathan Stewart is dealing with a hamstring injury and didn’t practice on Wednesday. DT Kawaan Short (shoulder) was the other key injured player that didn’t practice.
|Adrian Peterson||28||RB||Knee||Did Not Part.|
|Sharrif Floyd||73||DR||Knee||Did Not Part|
|Kyle Rudolph||82||TE||Groin||Limited Part.|
|Danielle Hunter||99||DE||Knee||Limited Part.|
|Eric Kendricks||54||LB||Ankle||Limited Part.|
|Xavier Rhodes||29||CB||Knee||Limited Part.|
|MyCole Pruitt||83||TE||Knee||Limited Part.|
|Zach Line||48||FB||Neck||Full Part.|
|Jerick McKinnon||21||RB||Toe||Full Part.|
|Jeremy Cash||57||LB||Hamstring||Did Not Part.|
|Kawaan Short||99||DT||Shoulder||Did Not Part.|
|Jonathan Stewart||28||RB||Hamstring||Did Not Part.|
|Trai Turner||70||G||Ankle||Did Not Part.|