Going into the regular season finale, the Minnesota Vikings are just about as healthy as you could hope. As they resumed practice on Sunday, a couple of their bigger names were sitting things out, but neither appears to be in any real jeopardy of missing the NFC North title game at Lambeau Field.
Running back Adrian Peterson and defensive tackle Linval Joseph both sat out of Wednesday's practice for the Vikings. Joseph re-aggravated the foot injury that caused him to miss three games in Sunday's 49-17 victory over the New York Giants, but played most of the game with it anyway. Because of the blowout nature of Sunday's game, he only played 31 of the team's 61 defensive plays, but the team is going to remain cautious with him.
Peterson continues to be bothered by shoulder and ankle injuries, but showed little ill effect of either on Sunday night. Again, neither Peterson nor Joseph appear to be in any real jeopardy of missing Sunday's game.
Joseph and Peterson were the only two Vikings' players that did not do any work during Wednesday's practice. Offensive tackle Matt Kalil, who had a streak of 3,991 consecutive snaps to start his career come to an end on Sunday, was practicing after suffering a leg injury on Sunday night. Veteran cornerback Terence Newman was also back practicing again after having to leave Sunday's game with an illness.
We'll be keeping an eye on the status of both Linval Joseph and Adrian Peterson as we get closer to game time, including the final injury reports that will come out on Friday.