Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/26/12

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings are in the most important stretch of their season and are now dealing with several injuries that could linger into the week. Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier said Monday that running back Adrian Peterson, who leads the league with 1,236 rushing yards, suffered a shoulder strain in Sunday's game. Meanwhile, tight end Kyle Rudolph and rookie safety Harrison Smith are dealing with concussion symptoms and will have to clear league-mandated testing before returning. Frazier didn't sound too worried about Peterson's injury. The four-time Pro Bowl selection finished Sunday's game, his fifth straight with more than 100 rushing yards, with 18 carries for 108 yards. "We'll have to monitor his progress over the course of the week," Frazier said. "It shouldn't be a problem as far as getting ready for (next Sunday's) ballgame. Frazier didn't have any update on the badly sprained ankle of injured receiver Percy Harvin, who leads the team with 62 catches an...
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