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Associated Press Minnesota running back Toby Gerhart takes a handoff from quarterback Christian Ponder against the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 20 in Minneapolis.

Gerhart gets work with Peterson hurt


By Jon Krawczynski

AP Sports Writer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Toby Gerhart was used to being a workhorse running back from his days as a college star at Stanford.

He wasn't playing behind Adrian Peterson then.

With Peterson starting for the Minnesota Vikings, it's been a quiet two seasons for Gerhart in the NFL. But Peterson suffered a high ankle sprain two weeks ago, giving Gerhart into a more featured role.

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