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Patrick Peterson escapes serious injury

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The Peterson name almost took a double whammy of serious injury on Saturday, but Patrick Peterson was able to avoid the fate of Adrian Peterson.

The Cardinals cornerback left the loss to the Bengals early after injuring his Achillles. Peterson picked off an Andy Dalton pass on the play, but Adrian Wilson roughed Dalton so the play that led to the pain was all for naught. That double dose of bad news was tempered by the fact that the injury was just a strain that won’t require surgery to repair.

“That’s a huge relief,” Peterson said on the team’s website. “It’s something that can heal over the next week or so with rehab.”

With the Cardinals out of the playoff hunt, there’s little chance Peterson will play in Week 17. That means he won’t get a chance for a fifth punt return touchdown this season, leaving him tied for the NFL record with Devin Hester, Rick Upchurch and Jack Christiansen.

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4 Responses to “Patrick Peterson escapes serious injury”
  1. yankeemofo says: Dec 25, 2011 9:50 AM

    Kid’s been an IDP beast this year. Glad he’s ok and look forward to seeing him tear it up again next year.

  2. salvaje50 says: Dec 25, 2011 10:42 AM

    word to the mutha

  3. tjigger says: Dec 25, 2011 10:56 AM

    To bad he got hurt I would have liked him to get that 5th punt return.
    Geaux Tigers!!

  4. ticalcaldwell says: Dec 25, 2011 11:50 AM

    guy played my Bengals hard…this guy will be a great corner for years…..great rookie

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