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Vikes Chapman out for year

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Doug Chapman will miss the rest of the season because of an abdominal injury.

The Vikings placed Chapman on the injured reserve list Wednesday, two days after he woke up with internal bleeding, possibly from a hit he took on a kick return in Sunday's loss to the New York Jets.

''We're not talking about a guy with a bruised knee now,'' coach Mike Tice said. ''That's going to take some time to heal.''

The Vikings also waived offensive tackle Matt Anderle from their practice squad and signed cornerback Carey Scott to the squad.

Chapman was out of intensive care and resting comfortably Wednesday. He was expected to go home sometime this week.

Although Chapman is expected to make a full recovery in up to two months, the Vikings couldn't afford to wait. His spot on the roster was filled by free-agent offensive tackle Jon Carman, cut by Buffalo just before the regular season started.

James Wofford, inactive for the first six games, will move up to the No. 3 tailback spot behind Michael Bennett and Moe Williams. Cedric James will take Chapman's place on kickoff returns.