Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has appeared on the injury report both for Wednesday and Thursday. Both days, he has been a limited participant in practice, due to a back injury.
But he said Thursday that it’s “not a big deal at all.”
He even made light of it, breaking out the old joke that he has a “weak back” that he acquired roughly a “week back.”
A far bigger deal for Peterson is the fact that the 49ers limited him to three total yards on 14 carries when he last faced them in 2007.
“When we left San Fran, I was trying to look ahead on the schedule and
see when we played these guys again,” he said. “I learned a lot from
that game. It was the worst game of my career, so it sticks on my head.
I’m looking forward to playing these guys this week.”
And, in that moment, every member of the 49ers’ defense just peed a little.