Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice Wednesday for personal reasons. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed practice on Wednesday to tend to a personal matter, according to a report from Ben Goessling of ESPN.com.
Head coach Leslie Frazier would not confirm whether his absence from the team is related to the death of his two-year-old son last Friday in South Dakota, but Frazier fully expects him back at practice for the Vikings (1-4) on Thursday as the team prepares for its Oct. 21 matchup against the winless Giants in New York:
"He and I will talk later today, but I expect him to be back tomorrow, ready to go...This is a very difficult situation, without question. And it has many challenges, many challenges."
The 2012 NFL MVP played in Sunday's 35-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers, rushing for 62 yards on 10 carries. The game came 48 hours after the death of his son, who had suffered injuries from an alleged aggravated assault by the boyfriend of the boy's mother.
The 28-year-old Peterson said earlier this week "God wants good” to come from the tragedy surrounding his son.
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