Vikings: Carlson sprains knee, Peterson switching to hot dogs, Kalil starting to frustrate Allen

Bad news for tight end John Carlson on Tuesday as he sprained his knee and could miss several weeks. Better news for Adrian Peterson as he returned to practice after an allergic reaction to some jambalaya he ate on Monday. And rookie left tackle Matt Kalil caused Jared Allen to curse loudly.
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