Found October 22, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. One of the biggest challenges for the Minnesota Vikings in advance of Thursday night's home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is being ready physically for a game on short rest.The short week will test Minnesota's ability to get the soreness out after Sunday's physical win against the Arizona Cardinals. Fewer days of preparation likely has already cost the Vikings tight end John Carlson for Thursday's game, as well. Carlson left Sunday's game due to concussion symptoms and coach Leslie Frazier said the short week would make it difficult for Carlson to return."John Carlson was the only guy that will probably not play in this game," Frazier said. "We'll have to take him through the protocol over the next few days, and in a short week, we don't expect him to probably make it."Many of the Vikings' veterans spoke last week about the necessity of recovering quickly from Sunday's game and spending extra time i...
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