There wasn’t a lot of mystery to Adrian Peterson’s status this week despite Peterson telling Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune during the week that he would play.
The Vikings made it official on Saturday, downgrading Peterson to out when he didn’t make the team flight to Atlanta. Peterson suffered a high ankle sprain with some ligament damage against the Raiders last week.
Toby Gerhart will start at running back for the Vikings. Lorenzo Booker and Percy Harvin figure to pick up snaps in the Vikings backfield.
There were durability concerns about Peterson coming out of college, but this will only be the fourth missed game of his five-year career.