Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) celebrates his touchdown with teammates during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson To Miss Pro Bowl Because Of Injury

Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs the ball at Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Chris Crocker (32) and strong safety George Iloka (43) and defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi (90) in the second half of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals beat the Minnesota Vikings by the score of 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Sad news for fans of Adrian Peterson.  The star running back will not participate in the Pro Bowl, leaving kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson as the lone representative from the Minnesota Vikings.

Peterson will be replaced by Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy for the game.

Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) leaps over Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

“I was extremely excited to hear that I am getting to go to the Pro Bowl after my rookie season,” Lacy said in a team release. “I feel like it gives me a great opportunity to thank my teammates, especially the offensive line, and coaches, for working with me and helping me accomplish what I did on the field this year.”

Meanwhile, Peterson will take time to rest up and nurse his injuries in order to return to the team next season healthy and ready to play.

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