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Minnesota Vikings see another missed practice from Adrian Peterson

The narrative of Adrian Peterson having played his last game of the season seems closer to reality.

After missing last week and the two most recent practices this week, the storyline of Adrian Peterson already having played his last game of the season appears closer to reality.

Of course, there is the larger question of whether he has already played the last game of his Vikings career, but for now it seems the team is prepared to play the regular-season finale on Sunday without Peterson suited up.

“Not necessarily,” said head coach Mike Zimmer, who likes to try to keep everyone guessing when it comes to injuries.

Still, Peterson hasn’t practiced since before the Dec. 18 game against the Indianapolis Colts, which was his first game back in three months after suffering a knee injury on Sept. 18. Despite playing only 12 snaps against the Colts, Peterson added a groin injury to his list of obstacles.

Zimmer, of course, gave no indications if he thought Peterson would practice on Friday, but the running back did not hold his usual Thursday press conference that is usually a tradition when he is going to play.

In addition, the Vikings remained without leading receiver Stefon Diggs (hip), perhaps their best offensive lineman in Alex Boone (lower back) and rookie receiver Laquon Treadwell (ankle) – all of them haven’t practiced this week yet.

Starting safety Andrew Sendejo, who wasn’t on the injury report on Wednesday, also wasn’t at practice on Thursday with the Chicago Bears game coming on Sunday because of a knee injury. He was a full participant on Wednesday, so knee injury is something that is new.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player # Pos. Injury 28-Dec 29-Dec
Alex Boone 76 G Low Back Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Stefon Diggs 14 WR Hip Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Adrian Peterson 28 RB Knee/Groin Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Laquon Treadwell 11 WR Ankle Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Charles Johnson 12 WR Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Joe Berger 61 C Elbow Limited Part. Full Part.
Harrison Smith 22 S Ankle Limited Part. Limited Part.
Zach Line 48 FB Concussion Limited Part. Limited Part.
Brandon Fusco 63 G Concussion Limited Part. Limited Part.
Andrew Sendejo 34 S Knee ------------- Did Not Part.

CHICAGO BEARS

Player # Pos. Injury 28-Dec 29-Dec
Deon Bush 26 DB Ankle Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Leonard Floyd 94 LB Concussion Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Pernell McPhee 92 LB Shoulder Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Tracy Porter 21 DB Knee/Shoulder Did Not Part. Limited Part.
Willie Young 97 LB Knee Did Not Part. Did Not Part.
Daniel Brown 85 TE Shoulder Limited Part. Full Part.
Bryce Callahan 37 DB Hamstring/Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
David Fales 9 QB Knee Limited Part. Limited Part.
Eric Kush 64 G Shoulder Limited Part. Full Part.
Cre’Von LeBlanc 22 DB Calf Limited Part. Limited Part.
Bobby Massie 70 T Toe Limited Part. Limited Part.
Bralon Addison 45 RB Illness --------- Did Not Part.
Alshon Jeffery 17 WR Illness --------- Did Not Part.

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