Adrian Peterson is a key component of the Minnesota Vikings offense, to put it lightly, so any game time he might miss due to injury puts the team at even more of a disadvantage than it already is with just one win on the season. That said, good news came on Thursday's injury report as the running back returned to practice -- albeit in a limited role.
Peterson said of his absence on Thursday that his "ankle got a little tweaked up during the game so I had to give it a little rest."
A little rest was all the ankle needed, apparently, as 1500 ESPN reports a bright outlook for the weekend.
Meanwhile, running back Adrian Peterson (ankle) and wide receiver Percy Harvin (ribs) took part in individual drills after sitting out all of Wednesday's session. They were listed as limited Thursday on the injury report. Frazier said Peterson, "moved around pretty good," and should be good to go but that Harvin still had soreness in his ribs.
Anthony Herrera and Visanthe Shiancoe were held out of Thursday's practice again, however, and Lorenzo Booker was a new addition to the guys missing practice altogether as well as he deals with concussion-like symptoms.
The only other player that didn't practice at all on Thursday was Jared Allen, though that wasn't due to injury concerns but rather his gave birth due to a baby girl.