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Culpepper probably won't play Sunday

Updated: October 1, 2003, 4:49 PM ET

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Daunte Culpepper didn't practice Wednesday with the Minnesota Vikings and will likely sit out another game to give his back more time to heal.

Culpepper was "a little bit sore," coach Mike Tice said. If he can't go through a full practice Thursday, the Vikings will announce Gus Frerotte as Sunday's starter at Atlanta.

"We are leaning in that direction," Tice said. "We need to certainly be very smart with that injury."

Culpepper broke three small bones -- ...

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