On a short week ahead of Sunday’s game against the Packers, a handful of Vikings starters were held out of the week’s first practice Wednesday.

That includes quarterback Sam Bradford, who was taken out of Monday night’s game against the Bears once the Vikings felt he could no longer protect himself on the field due to his injured left knee.

Bradford was not seen at the 15-minute portion of Wednesday’s practice open to reporters. Two other starters on offense, receiver Stefon Diggs (groin) and left guard Nick Easton (calf), were also not on the practice field with their teammates.

Case Keenum led quarterback drills and could be in line for his fourth start with the Vikings.

Two defensive starters — safety Andrew Sendejo (groin) and defensive tackle Tom Johnson (knee) — were not practicing Wednesday after warming up with the team.

Some good injury news: Swing tackle Rashod Hill, who has missed the past two games due to a knee injury, returned to practice. He was listed as limited on the team’s injury report.

Linebacker Eric Kendricks is dealing with a shoulder injury and was also limited during Wednesday’s practice.

For the Packers:S Morgan Burnett (hamstring), CB Kevin King (concussion), LB Ahmad Brooks (back) and LB Joe Thomas (ankle) did not practice. OT David Bakhtiari (hamstring), OT Bryan Bulaga (ankle) and CB Davon House (quad) were limited Wednesday.

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