Peterson's injured hamstring raises concern about Sunday status

Updated: September 18, 2008, 9:17 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota's sputtering offense could be without its biggest star against Carolina on Sunday.

Running back Adrian Peterson, the NFL's leading rusher and the 2007 offensive rookie of the year, missed practice on Thursday with a hamstring injury. Peterson said he is hopeful he can play against the Panthers, but it was a step back, one day after participating in practice on a limited basis.

"It's a concern," coach Brad Childress said. "Your legs are your ...

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