More than two weeks ago, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a high ankle sprain, in a game against the Raiders. He has missed the two games played since then.
He also missed practice again on Wednesday.
But Peterson holds out hope of playing when the Vikings face the Lions in Detroit, even though he’s 30 percent away from 100 percent. It would make much more sense for Peterson to wait until he’s fully healthy. The Vikings are playing for nothing but pride at this point.
Then again, pride has helped make Peterson one of the best running backs the league has seen in the past 20 years.