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Norv Turner: Adrian Peterson will likely miss practice, but 'is fine'

MANKATO, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't take any snaps in the team's walk-through on Wednesday morning, and offensive coordinator Norv Turner said Peterson wouldn't practice on Wednesday afternoon after leaving Tuesday's practice with a right thigh bruise.

But Turner reiterated the Vikings have no concerns about Peterson's health.

"Coach [Mike] Zimmer obviously gives the injury reports, but I talked to [athletic trainer] Eric Sugarman. We all held our breath for a second [on Tuesday], but Adrian is fine," Turner said.

The Vikings don't plan to use Peterson until they begin the regular season on Sept. 14, and with so much time before the running back will see live action, the team will likely use caution before getting Peterson back on the field. His absence, however, doesn't appear to stem from anything other than caution.