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Adrian Peterson Injury: Sitting Out Preseason 'Right Thing To Do,' According To Coach

News broke on the Adrian Peterson injury front early in the week when it was reported that the Minnesota Vikings planned for the All-Pro running back to sit out the entire preseason. The Vikings decided to make it official on Tuesday, though, saying it was the right thing to do.

There had been some speculation that Peterson wasn't on board with sitting on the sidelines after returning to practice last week -- ahead of schedule, no less -- but the Star Tribune's quotes from Leslie Frazier following practice on Tuesday seems to show that Peterson is (kind of) okay with the rest.

"Hopefully there won't be any setbacks. There haven't been to this point. He's continued to progress. And everything has gone better than can be expected up to this point. But this is a decision we made. We talked with him about it. And for the first time in our conversations, he kind of seemed like he understood. He even used the word ‘patience.' And I was like, ‘Wow. Finally. It's clicking.' He's on board, everybody's on board. This is the right thing to do."

Interesting quote from Frazier, to be sure, but it's probably good that Peterson's decided he's okay with resting on gamedays for the next couple of weeks until the games actually start to matter.

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