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Adrian Peterson to sit out final two preseason games

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have to wait to see game action as he is being held out of preseason games. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's hopes to play in the preseason have been dashed.

Peterson will not play in the final two preseason games Friday against the San Diego Chargers and their  final preseason game Aug. 30 at Houston, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier also confirmed that Peterson will not see any action in the preseason.

Peterson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee last December.

Peterson was taken off the Physically Unable to Perform list on Aug. 12 and has worked out with the team in full pads.

“I wouldn't mind getting in for a couple of series just to test it out and see how I do,” Peterson said last week. “Personally, to be honest with you, I feel like I'm fine and I'll be good to go no matter what. But it would be good to get some game action.”

The Vikings open the 2012 campaign Sept. 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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