Nov 24, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) walks off the field after the Vikings and Green Bay Packers finished in a tie 26-26 at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson not the only player who missed Vikings' practice

Adrian Peterson may have gotten the day off from Wednesday’s practice but he wasn’t the only one who missed the team’s practice.

There have been updates on the team’s injured players, released by ESPN.

  • Safety Harrison Smith, who has been on injured reserve with a designation to return since October, isn’t eligible to practice until Friday, according to NFL rules. The Vikings had initially planned for Smith — who is hoping to come back from turf toe and play this season — to practice on Wednesday, but Frazier said they’ll try to get him on the field Friday.
  • Both wide receiver Joe Webb and cornerback Xavier Rhodes have passed the first stage of the NFL’s concussion protocol; Frazier said both could get on the practice field Thursday if they passed another stage on Wednesday.
  • Cornerback Josh Robinson (fractured sternum) and tight end Kyle Rudolph (fractured foot) were still out of practice.
  • Defensive tackle Kevin Williams was limited with a quadriceps injury; he’d been playing with a knee injury this season, but was on the injury report because of his quadriceps for the first time on Wednesday.
  • Quarterback Christian Ponder was not listed on the Vikings’ injury report, indicating he has recovered from the dislocated left shoulder he suffered on Nov. 7.

The Minnesota Vikings are 2-8-1 on the season, finishing last week with a tie against their rivals, the Green Bay Packers. They are no where near where they were last season, actually, they are in the opposite position. Instead of fighting for a playoff spot, they are fighting for a high draft pick spot, which is highly likely at this point.

They have a lot of issues to deal with as the season is nearing its end, and the draft likely won’t solve them all. How do you think the Vikes will do the rest of the season? Will they be able to secure a victory, or just lose/(tie) the rest of their games? Leave a comment below.

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