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Adrian Peterson Injury Update: Vikings Running Back Has 'Tweaked' Ankle

Adrian Peterson has been able to remain relatively healthy during his professional career as the Minnesota Vikings star running back has played in at least 14 games every season since coming out of Oklahoma. The All-Pro was forced to sit out of Wednesday's practice, however, due to the ankle injury that forced him to limp at times during last Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Peterson, along with Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shiancoe and Anthony Herrera were all listed as Did Not Practice on Wednesday's injury report as the Vikings prepare to play the Carolina Panthers this weekend. It doesn't seem like Peterson's injury is a huge cause for concern, but one never knows until the Vikings officially comment on his status.

1500 ESPN's Tom Pelissero reports that the injury doesn't appear to be a huge problem.

Harvin, running back Adrian Peterson and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe were on the field Wednesday but only as spectators. Peterson and Shiancoe were both limping after Sunday's game and Peterson acknowledged he had tweaked his ankle.

Thursday's injury report will reveal more, one would imagine, but there's always the possibility that Peterson doesn't practice at all this week and still plays on Sunday.

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