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Vikings rule out RB Peterson

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, the team announced Saturday.

Peterson was previously listed as doubtful on the team's injury report with groin and foot injuries.

Peterson, the leading rusher in Mall of America Field's 32-year history, will miss the final game there. The Vikings are moving into a new stadium.

Minnesota (4-10-1) finishes the season against the visiting Detroit Lions.

Backup Toby Gerhart is also out with a strained hamstring, so Matt Asiata will start with Joe Banyard as the backup.

Peterson rushed for 1,266 yards on 279 carries with 10 touchdowns this season. It is the second-lowest yardage total of his career, behind his injury-plagued 2011 season.

He was also sidelined Dec. 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles with the foot injury. He aggravated the groin injury last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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