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Updated: October 17th, 2012 2:05pm
Adrian Peterson sits out practice but 'should be fine for Sunday'

Adrian Peterson sits out practice but 'should be fine for Sunday'

by Judd Zulgad
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't practice for the second consecutive Wednesday so he could rest the sprained left ankle he suffered on Oct. 7 against Tennessee.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson still has soreness in his ankle but "should be fine for Sunday."

Peterson, who tore his left anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments on Dec. 24, 2011 at Washington, has played in every regular-season game this year.

He rushed for 79 yards on 17 carries in last Sunday's loss at Washington - his second-lowest total of the season - and has gained 499 yards on 113 carries with two touchdowns this year. Peterson also caught a season-high seven passes for 50 yards on Sunday.

Peterson sat out practice last Wednesday, was limited on Thursday and did all the work Friday.

Safety Mistral Raymond, meanwhile, returned to practice after being out the past three games because of a partially dislocated right ankle he suffered in Week 3 against San Francisco.

Raymond, who has been replaced as the starting strong safety by Jamarca Sanford, was limited in practice.

Also limited were defensive end Jared Allen (groin), safety Robert Blanton (hamstring), linebacker Marvin Mitchell (calf) and cornerback Antoine Winfield (knee).

Quarterback Christian Ponder (knee) and wide receiver Jerome Simpson (lower back) were able to take part in the entire practice but were still on the injury report.

Judd Zulgad is a columnist for He co-hosts "Mackey & Judd" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays and "Saturday Morning SportsTalk" from 10 a.m. to noon on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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