Calf soreness keeps Peterson out of practice

The Vikings plan on doing a better job of getting Adrian Peterson the ball on Sunday, but he didn't get any carries at practice on Wednesday. Peterson sat out with a sore calf muscle. Leslie Frazier says he wanted to give him extra rest after being kicked in the calf during Sunday's loss to the Lions.
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The Vikings plan on doing a better job of getting Adrian Peterson the ball on Sunday, but he didn't get any carries at practice on Wednesday. Peterson sat out with a sore calf muscle. Leslie Frazier says he wanted to give him extra rest after being kicked in the calf during Sunday's loss to the Lions.

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