Injury roundup: Vikings’ Peterson not concerned

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is downplaying the seriousness of his ankle injury after he appeared on the team’s injury report this week. Peterson, who has been limited in practice because of the injury, said Thursday he has “no concern” that he’ll miss any time. Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell confirmed the injury occurred during last week’s win over Arizona, and said the Vikings are taking a cautious approach with Peterson.

“He’s continuing to work through it,” Bevell said. “We have a few days. (We’re) just trying to spot him in practice a little bit, to take a little bit of stress off of him. It’s just your regular wear and tear from the game. “

Peterson, who has already broken his own franchise single-season rushing record, is 419 yards away from the 2,000-yard goal he set for himself before the season.

Here’s a quick look at some of the other notable injury updates from Thursday’s injury reports:

  • Ravens S Ed Reed was held out of practice for the second straight day with a thigh injury.
  • Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi (knee), S James Sanders (abdomen) and OT Matt Light (shoulder) all missed a second day of practice. For Arizona, WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder) and RB J.J. Arrington (knee) also sat out again. Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhut said he would take a conservative approach to the injuries.
  • Bucs LB Derrick Brooks took part in a limited portion of practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. QB Jeff Garcia and DE Greg White were limited for the second straight day. The Bucs’ starting defensive tackles — Chris Hovan and Jovan Haye — have been practicing all week after sitting out last game.
  • Broncos starting OT Ryan Clady (ankle) and WR Brandon Stokley (foot) continue to be held out of practice.
  • Bears rookie RB Matt Forte, who suffered a toe injury last week against the Saints, did not practice for the second straight day.
  • The Eagles continue to battle injuries at receiver, as Hank Baskett and Kevin Curtis each missed a second straight practice. Baskett, who sprained his MCL last week, is considered day-to-day. The injuries could signal a return by WR Reggie Brown, who has been a healthy scratch the last two weeks, according to PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
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