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Vikings have 12 players on injury report

Posted by: Mark Craig under Injury report, Vikings, NFC, Adrian Peterson, Antoine Winfield, Chris Kluwe, Jared Allen, Phil Loadholt Updated: December 12, 2012 - 3:36 PM

The Vikings listed 12 players on today's injury report, but the Rams included six players who didn't practice at all.

The only players who didn't practice at all for the Vikings were cornerbacks A.J. Jefferson, who hasn't been cleared to return to practice following Sunday's concussion, and Antoine Winfield, who was given the day off to rest. They list the reason as (knee), but it's really (35 years old).

Vikings who were limited in practice today were: RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen), LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder), CB Chris Cook (arm), LG Charlie Johnson (ankle), RT Phil Loadholt (knee) and TE Kyle Rudolph (shoulder). On the report and participating in all of practice were: DE Jared Allen (shoulder), DB Robert Blanton (neck), NT Letroy Guion (shin) and P Chris Kluwe (left knee/groin).

For the Rams, S Craig Dahl (head), CB Courtland Finnegan (ankle), LB James Laurinaitis (back), RB Steven Jackson (foot), TE Mike McNeill (thigh) and C Scott Wells (knee) did not participate in practice today. Meanwhile, WR Danny Amendola (foot) was limited.

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