With a playoff berth and a possible league MVP award within reach, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is hobbled.
Peterson has an ankle injury, and he was limited in practice on Wednesday.
Missing practice for the Vikings were tackle Artis Hicks (elbow), defensive end Jared Allen (knee), receiver Darius Reynaud (foot), and defensive tackle Pat Williams (shoulder).
Quarterback Gus Frerotte (back) and defensive end Brian Robison (knee) were also limited participants.
The Vikings host the Falcons on Sunday in a battle of 9-5 teams.