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Optimism for Adrian Peterson, a day after ankle injury

Adrian Peterson, Reed Doughty AP

A sprained ankle knocked Vikings running back Adrian Peterson out of Sunday’s win over the Redskins, opening the door for rookie Toby Gerhart to see the first extended action of his career.  Still, we’re told that Peterson is expected to be available when the Vikings hosting the Bills on Sunday.

That said, Peterson is still slated for an MRI on Monday.  He said after the game that the pain was “unbearable“.

Stay tuned for more.  Though Gerhart did fairly well in his debut, gaining 76 yards on 22 carries and scoring his first NFL touchdown, the Vikings need Peterson if they hope to piece together their first two-game winning streak of the 2010 season.

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12 Responses to “Optimism for Adrian Peterson, a day after ankle injury”
  1. purpleguy says: Nov 29, 2010 10:43 AM

    Who needs Peterson now that Lord favre gets 9 yards a rush — like he couldn’t have done that in the flipping NFC championship game.

  2. bradshawlives says: Nov 29, 2010 11:02 AM

    “He said after the game that the pain was “unbearable.”

    Sounds like he’s been taking drama queen lessons from the Favre. The pain’s unbearable………but he’ll play on Sunday.

  3. mnjoemama says: Nov 29, 2010 12:16 PM

    I’ve got good news and bad news. Good is that ap is ok, the bad news is I’m a Vikings fan! Ryan mallet nation !

  4. dolphinphan says: Nov 29, 2010 12:19 PM

    Man up AP.

  5. didiwags says: Nov 29, 2010 12:51 PM

    Did any of you watch the game??? He looked like he really wanted to get back in the game but was limping way to much!!! And Favre ran for 10 yards!!!

  6. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 29, 2010 1:51 PM

    It doesn’t matter what Adrian Peterson does, he ran for 296 and set the single game rushing record. He has consistantly ran for 1300+ yards and 10 touchdowns in each of his seasons. He has limited his fumbling to zero this season. He is a great team player and athlete and he’s tough as nails. He does charity work and he is a great guy, I have met him. Yet you will still hate him. Damn you guys must be jealous or have an extreme crush on him.

  7. jimmy1smith says: Nov 29, 2010 2:12 PM

    I hope he comes back, they whip the Bills and continue to win. That sets up BrINT’s return for 2011 and the Vikings will welcome him back, never learning the lessons of 2010.

  8. footballrulz says: Nov 29, 2010 2:34 PM

    CVIII, all he has to do is have a monster game & they’ll all love him. AD would be a welcome addition to any roster, especially my Packers.

  9. mnmaverick says: Nov 29, 2010 2:49 PM

    I think you’re all miss-understanding him. He said the pain was un-bearable when he first injured his ankle. He didn’t say it still was. He was ready to go back on the field after they taped it up. Frazier keep him out though. He wasn’t sitting on the bench, he was standing up on the sidelines the whole time.

  10. superbowlhomeboy says: Nov 29, 2010 3:49 PM

    Man up AP.

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    Easy for you to say….probaby not hard to work injured when you sit behind a computer all day.

  11. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 29, 2010 4:39 PM

    I do not hate AP. It’s just ashame that his talent is being wasted on that mess of a ball club. The Vikings are a bad team . <–period

  12. vikingsguy says: Nov 29, 2010 10:05 PM

    jimmy1smith says:
    Nov 29, 2010 2:12 PM
    I hope he comes back, they whip the Bills and continue to win. That sets up BrINT’s return for 2011 and the Vikings will welcome him back, never learning the lessons of 2010.

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    CryQueens & BrINT… here’s jimmy1smith scouring the Vikes’ headlines again.

    Anyway, I liked seeing AP cheering on his team from the sidelines for 2+ quarters. A lot of other players would have been sitting on the bench/disengaged.

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