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Adrian Peterson Injury: Vikings Running Back Is Improving, According To Coach

The Adrian Peterson injury is one of the reasons that the Minnesota Vikings fell to the Atlanta Falcons this this past weekend, but he wasn't the only player that was hurt in the Vikings road loss. Head coach Leslie Frazier spoke to the media on Monday where he assessed the health of his players following the weekend's game.

The most important player that Frazier updated didn't even play against the Falcons as Peterson was ruled out with a high ankle sprain, but it sounds as though the Vikings running back is getting better.

Halfback Adrian Peterson (high ankle sprain) continues to make progress and coaches will know more on his status later in the week. "He is improving so that's encouraging for us," Frazier said.

The prognosis on some of the other Vikings isn't quite as promising, however.

Frazier said long snapper Cullen Loeffler is out two to six weeks with a lower back fracture, safety Tyrell Johnson suffered a significant hamstring injury, wide receiver Michael Jenkins could miss time due to a knee injury, cornerback Asher Allen suffered a sprained AC joint in his shoulder and Hussain Abdullah could return this week after missing the previous two games with a concussion.

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