EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson didn't practice again Thursday after stretching with teammates at the beginning of Thursday's session, but Peterson didn't sound concerned about the hip, finger and ankle injuries that have him on the injury report this week.
"That's part of the business," he said before Thursday's practice. "The body was beat up, and you need days like yesterday to relax and recover, let your body rejuvenate, let it rest."
Peterson first hurt his finger against the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 18, and said he's definitely taking more hits this year than he has in past seasons. But the Vikings have often made a habit of giving Peterson a few days off in the middle of the season, and there's little concern about whether Peterson will be available on Sunday in Chicago.
Wide receiver Jarius Wright was back at practice Thursday afternoon, after doing some running on Wednesday as part of the NFL's concussion protocol. The receiver slammed his head on the turf after dropping a pass in Detroit last Sunday, but Wright would seem to be on track to play against the Bears.
Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd still wasn't practicing with knee and ankle injuries and after having surgery to remove a piece of cartilage from his knee, Floyd would seem an unlikely candidate to play against the Bears. Defensive end Justin Trattou also sat out with a sprained ankle, and tight end Rhett Ellison wasn't practicing as he tries to return from a concussion.