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Adrian Peterson Injury: Vikings Won't Play Running Back In Preseason, According To Report

All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson won't see any game action until the regular season, as the Vikings have opted to hold their star player out of the final two preseason games, according to the Star Tribune.

Peterson is recovering from reconstructive surgery on a torn ACL and MCL he suffered in his left knee last season during a Dec. 24 game against the Redskins. He had hoped to see some playing time in the preseason to get back into the flow of the game, but now it looks as if he'll have to wait until the season opener on Sept. 9 against Jacksonville.

Peterson has made an incredible recovery from his injury and has participated in four practices in full pads, but has yet to practice with contact. The Vikings are playing it safe by holding Peterson out of the Aug. 24 game against the Chargers and the preseason finale on Aug. 30 in Houston.

For more on Peterson and the Vikings; check out Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota.

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