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Updated: December 11th, 2013 3:49pm
Injury report: Peterson, Rhodes, Fusco and Carlson sit out Wednesday

Injury report: Peterson, Rhodes, Fusco and Carlson sit out Wednesday

by Andrew Krammer
1500ESPN.com
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings were without four starters during Wednesday's practice as running back Adrian Peterson, guard Brandon Fusco, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and tight end John Carlson were all out due to injury. 

Peterson (foot) is out of his walking boot and began work in a pool, according to coach Leslie Frazier. He and running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) will be held out until at least Friday after both suffered injuries in Sunday's loss at the Baltimore Ravens. 

Reserve lineman Joe Berger filled in for Fusco, who played just five snaps on Sunday before exiting with a knee injury. Berger continued to take snaps at right guard during Wednesday's practice. 

Cornerback Marcus Sherels stepped in for Rhodes as he continued to sit out to heal a sprained ankle he suffered on Sunday. Cornerback Josh Robinson (chest) also has not returned to practice yet. 

Tight end John Carlson, already filling in for the injured Kyle Rudolph, has not been cleared to practice after he suffered a concussion on Sunday. Tight ends Rhett Ellison and Chase Ford would be the only other options to fill in on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Overall, the Vikings' injury report was light compared to last week. Defensive ends Jared Allen (finger) and Everson Griffen (toe) were removed, along with defensive tackles Sharrif Floyd (illness) and Fred Evans (knee). Safety Andrew Sendejo (toe) and quarterback Christian Ponder (concussion) are also no longer on the injury report. 

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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