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Updated: July 30th, 2012 5:42pm
Adrian Peterson hospitalized briefly with allergic reaction to seafood

Adrian Peterson hospitalized briefly with allergic reaction to seafood

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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MANKATO, Minn. -- Adrian Peterson's rehabilitation suffered a temporary setback on Monday that had nothing to do with his knee.

The Minnesota Vikings' star halfback ended up in the hospital after he apparently suffered an allergic reaction to seafood he ate at the team lunch.

"He's back now, in the dorm, resting," Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said after practice. "He's doing fine. He'll pick back up with his rehab (Tuesday). He's been cleared. Everything is back to normal now. Little bit of a scare, but he's fine."

The issue is believed to be unrelated to any medication Peterson -- a regular seafood eater -- is taking as he recovers from left knee reconstruction. Instead, it was something about the shrimp in the jambalaya he was served inside the Gage Residence Community cafeteria at Minnesota State University.

The Vikings realized something was wrong when Peterson began experiencing shortness of breath and swelling in his face, Frazier said. But Peterson was back in his dorm room by the time practice ended a little after 5 p.m., according to Frazier, who described the incident as "scary" but said Peterson should be back to his normal rehabilitation work on Tuesday.

Asked if Peterson had any known food allergy, Frazier said, "I'm not certain of that. I know he had mentioned that there was a time early in his life where he had an allergic reaction, maybe not quite as severe as this. So, I'm not sure if he knew when he was eating that food that it would create what it did.

"I don't think he would have eaten it if he'd known."

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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