Daunte Culpepper tested out braces for his sprained right ankle and threw briefly while wearing a walking boot during the Minnesota Vikings' practice Friday.
There was no further indication whether Culpepper will be able to play Sunday at Indianapolis or whether backup Bubby Brister will start at quarterback for the Vikings. Brister took the majority of snaps during practice.
Culpepper has shown modest improvement over the past few days, but team officials indicated rest is usually the best medicine for his injury.
"It's all right," Culpepper said. "I'm going to try to do a little more tomorrow and see how it feels. It felt a little better."
Culpepper tested out three different styles of braces that could be worn in his football shoes.
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