As the Vikings prepare to try to win in Chicago for only the second time since 2000, they have to worry about the availability of running back Adrian Peterson.
Peterson, a rookie the last time the Vikings won at Soldier Field, didn’t practice on Wednesday, but not due to the ingestion of shrimp and/or tobacco. Peterson was listed as missing practice due to finger, hip, and ankle injuries.
The finger injury is old; the hip and ankle are new. But the shrimp and/or tobacco are a non-issue.
But the shrimp threat apparently looms, because (as Peterson told reporters on Wednesday), he continues to eat shrimp despite the fact that he’s allergic to it. That’s a curious departure from the fairly linear approach to allergies — i.e., if something makes you swell up and/or puke, don’t eat it.