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Peterson, Kalil and Allen would have missed practice for Vikings on Monday

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With the expansion of Thursday night games to a weekly basis this season, we’ve also had an expansion of imaginary practice reports on Mondays.

Teams that play on Sunday don’t practice the next day, but they do submit a practice report indicating what level of participation they think players would have achieved if there had been an actual practice. It’s an inexact science, to say the list, but it does give us an idea about injury situations to watch as the week unfolds.

The Vikings and Buccaneers are up this week and Minnesota’s got the names to watch. The Vikings estimated that running back Adrian Peterson, tackle Matt Kalil and defensive end Jared Allen all would have been sidelined at practice on Monday. Peterson’s been dealing with an ankle sprain, although it didn’t seem to bother him all that much while he was running all over the Cardinals. Allen was limited in practice last week by a groin injury, but also had no obvious issues on the field during Sunday’s win.

Kalil wasn’t on the injury report heading into Sunday’s game, which suggests he picked up a back injury during the contest. There was no sign that it affected him during play or discussion about it after the game, so it may not be anything particularly serious. Cornerback Antoine Winfield, who has been bothered by a knee problem, and tight end John Carlson, concussed on Sunday, also would have missed practice for Minnesota.

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12 Responses to “Peterson, Kalil and Allen would have missed practice for Vikings on Monday”
  1. contra74 says: Oct 22, 2012 5:39 PM

    Heal up guys!

  2. rg3andout says: Oct 22, 2012 5:43 PM

    its good that we have the thursday night games, gives other teams that usually doesnt play on national tv time to shine

  3. conormacleod says: Oct 22, 2012 5:55 PM

    AP and JA are not human. No worries.

  4. gripless says: Oct 22, 2012 5:58 PM

    Carlson’s been concussed all season

  5. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:13 PM

    John Carlson is getting more than twice the salary of Percy Harvin this year.

    Really, Vikings?

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 22, 2012 6:41 PM

    At least they didn’t miss the game yesterday, like Ponder did.

  7. purplengold says: Oct 22, 2012 6:46 PM

    Oh well, it’s just Granpa Bay this week.

  8. wtfru2 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:16 PM

    Missing Carlson is no big deal he’s only caught two passes for 6 total yards all season. I’m hoping they are just saving him as a secret weapon for the second part of the season.

  9. rmosss says: Oct 22, 2012 7:18 PM

    John Carlson…….Wow! I really thought he and Randolf would be a package to handle sorta like Gronk and Hernandez with the Patriots. This guy can’t get a sniff of the field! Smh….

  10. tjacks7 says: Oct 22, 2012 7:47 PM

    John Carlson, on pace to earn $5,000,000 per catch this year.

  11. sakatak says: Oct 22, 2012 9:35 PM

    Poor Harvin, I heard he had a headache.

  12. rgledz says: Oct 22, 2012 9:42 PM

    Hey rmosss, that Kyle “Randolph” is a beast isn’t he? Also, it’s been common practice all year for the Vikings to give JA time off during the practice week. Just trying to keep him fresh.

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