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Ferguson update

November 5th, 2008 – 4:44 PM by Chip Scoggins

Vikings coach Brad Childress said wide receiver Robert Ferguson is dealing with a personal matter and is expected to return to town tonight. Childress said he was hoping to talk to Ferguson after practice.

Childress wouldn’t confirm that defensive end Jared Allen has a third-degree sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder.

Regarding Allen’s hit on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, Childress said he did not see anything dirty or inappropriate about it.

“When I looked at it on Monday morning I did not see it as illegal,” Childress said. “If you look at it, his foot slipped as he was coming back, as he went by the pile. I don’t know if he lost relationship with where the ball was or what. I just know he was trying to get back to his feet. I thought it was a good throw and a hustle play.” 

The Vikings released their injury report. Allen obviously did not participate. Players with limited participation were safety Husain Abdullah (neck), linebacker David Herron (hip) and tight end Garrett Mills (ankle).

Packers players who had limited participation were quarterback Aaron Rodgers (right shoulder), offensive tackle Chad Clifton (knees) and cornerback Charles Woodson (toe). 

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