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Peterson rushed to hospital with allergic food reaction

Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, Leslie Frazier, Vikings injury report, Adrian Peterson, Leslie Frazier, Percy Harvin Updated: July 30, 2012 - 5:51 PM

MANKATO -- Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was rushed to a nearby hospital earlier today after suffering what coach Leslie Frazier said was an allergic reaction to seafood he ate at a restaurant during lunch in Mankato.

Peterson, who is on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list, is back in the dorms in Mankato resting comfortably, according to Frazier. Frazier said Peterson has been cleared medically and will continue rehab on his left knee on Tuesday.

"Everything is back to normal now," Frazier said. "Little bit of a scare, but he's fine."

Frazier said Peterson told him that he has had allergic reactions before, but not as severe. Peterson's face and throat began swelling and he started experiencing shortness of breath before 911 was called and an ambulance took him to the hospital.

"He's cleared to get going tomorrow," Frazier said.

In other injury news:

  • WR Stephen Burton was taking off the non-football-injury (NFI) list (toe) and returned to practice, although he wasn't allowed to participate in contact drills. Per the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, he must wait three practices before going through full-contact drills.
  • TE Mickey Shuler, who was taken off the NFI list on Saturday, also didn't participate in practice. He needs to wait one more day.
  • CB Chris Stroud has no injury, but wasn't allowed to practice, per the CBA. He was signed today to replace CB Nick Taylor on the roster. Taylor was waived/injured with a serious shoulder injury.
  • WR Percy Harvin missed part of practice after jamming a finger. He returned for the end of practice.
  • CB  Robert Blanton tweaked his hamstring near the end of practice. Frazier said he'll be evaluated later today.
  • OT DeMarcus Love didn't practice because of a shoulder injury. Frazier said it will take about another week or two before they get him back on the field. 
     

 

 

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