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Peterson's Son In Critical Condition Following Beating

Oct 10, 2013 7:07 PM EST

Adrian Peterson was excused from practice on Thursday for personal reasons and was spotted in South Dakota.

Peterson is expected to be back in Minneapolis for Week 6 on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

TMZ reports that Peterson was attending to his two-year-old son who was severely beaten and is in critical condition. Peterson's son suffered severe head injuries.

Police are believed to have arrested a man named Robert Joseph Patterson for the assault.

Via Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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