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Peterson’s ankle “hurting consistently,” but plans to play

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For the second straight week, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took Thursday off because of a sore left ankle.

But even though he said it was “hurting consistently” he was confident he’d be able to play both Sunday against the Cardinals and on a short week against the Buccaneers next Thursday.

“Since I twisted it up and it happened, it’s been hurting consistently,” Peterson said, via Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com. “Then we go out and play, it re-aggravates it, just the cutting and different things you’re doing out there. So, it’s sore, but you’ve just got to push through it.”

Peterson sprained his ankle against the Titans two weeks ago, and took fewer reps in practice. He looked well against the Redskins, with 129 yards on 24 touches, but said he could feel it the next day.

“It was a little worse, waking up that Monday and just feeling the beating you put on it the previous day,” Peterson said. “It wasn’t already healed 100 percent going into the game. So, when you’ve got a nagging injury like that, you’ve just got to stay on top of it, get the rest, continue strengthening it — just do the necessary things to get you through that push to Sunday.”

By taking care of himself now, he’s hoping the long break on the other side of the short week will enable him to be himself in the second half of the season.

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21 Responses to “Peterson’s ankle “hurting consistently,” but plans to play”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 18, 2012 2:24 PM

    I’d like to see a few more carries from Gerhart so we can rest AD a little more. He shouldn’t need to take all the carries to beat Arizona and Tampa Bay.

  2. lesliedevereaux says: Oct 18, 2012 2:24 PM

    Pretty sad to see such a great talent decay at a rate like this.

  3. gochargersgo says: Oct 18, 2012 2:29 PM

    What a BEAST

  4. cornersss says: Oct 18, 2012 2:43 PM

    i just dont want to see another great set of legs in AP go down with a series of injuries because people werent really looking out for AP. The guy will be a hof some day

  5. purplengold says: Oct 18, 2012 2:47 PM

    I’d like to see more carries for Gerhart too, but without the fumbles.

  6. schmitty2 says: Oct 18, 2012 2:47 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:Oct 18, 2012 2:24 PM

    I’d like to see a few more carries from Gerhart so we can rest AD a little more. He shouldn’t need to take all the carries to beat Arizona and Tampa Bay.

    In this league you take nothing for granted-the Cards won in New England with no one gave them a chance. The point being-if your best player can play then he plays!

  7. notthathand says: Oct 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    The guy’s a terror. The Vikes should give him 35-40 carries the next three weeks. Let him rest up against Detroit ; )

  8. shaggytoodle says: Oct 18, 2012 3:09 PM

    @schmitty2

    I agree with you, I think Min. missed Peterson a lot last week. They need him for thier best chance to win.

    If he makes it worse though, he may miss more than one game. They got a tough schedule after thier bye and they are going to need him around if they are making the playoffs.

  9. bobnelsonjr says: Oct 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    Once he got the big contract Peterson gets injured twice in the last 8 games. He is an over the hill back breaking down with declining production.

    A waste of a career on a team that hasn’t won consecutive playoff games in over 25 years.
    A shame that potential was wasted on the vikings.

    Absolutely no shot at the HOF with his numbers without a ring. He doesn’t even have Herchel Walker numbers.

  10. dcviking says: Oct 18, 2012 3:29 PM

    bobnelsonjr says: Oct 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    Once he got the big contract Peterson gets injured twice in the last 8 games. He is an over the hill back breaking down with declining production.

    A waste of a career on a team that hasn’t won consecutive playoff games in over 25 years.
    A shame that potential was wasted on the vikings.

    Absolutely no shot at the HOF with his numbers without a ring. He doesn’t even have Herchel Walker numbers.

    —————————

    Even if all of that is true, at least we got one contract out of him unlike “Crisco” Raji who didn’t want to come to Green Bay in the first place nor has he ever been able to stay on the field….

  11. skins0ntop says: Oct 18, 2012 3:43 PM

    I can’t believe no one other than Deangelo Hall has called him out for a COMPLETE LIE. Watch the tape, Hall never slaps him. Peterson wears the color of sour grapes and Divas

  12. vikingfan1971 says: Oct 18, 2012 3:55 PM

    bob nelson jr
    adrian is not being wasted on our team you are just jealous you dont have him on your team get over it every team has there good and bad players

  13. taintedsaints2009 says: Oct 18, 2012 3:58 PM

    Bobnelsonjr

    Waste? When healthy he has been the most consistently feared running back in the league since Barry sanders.

    True, he is getting hurt more. But he has already left his mark on the game because of his style of running. That’s the nature of the career of a running back: careers are short, but their impact is measured by their unique skill. Peterson has the unique wow factor few running backs have ever had.

    Do you just sit around and think if ways to hate on anything Minnesota? Herschel walker? Are you kidding me?

  14. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Oct 18, 2012 4:17 PM

    bobnelsonjr says:Oct 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    Absolutely no shot at the HOF with his numbers without a ring. He doesn’t even have Herchel Walker numbers.
    ______

    In his first six seasons, Walker had 5,652 yards rushing and one 1,000-yard season. He had 57 total touchdowns. AD in his first 5+ seasons has 7,251 yards rushing and 69 total touchdowns. He’s still going strong and he plays for a team on the rise. Now go back to hoping Alex Greene can break a 5-yard run.

  15. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 18, 2012 4:52 PM

    dcviking says:
    Oct 18, 2012 3:29 PM
    bobnelsonjr says: Oct 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    Once he got the big contract Peterson gets injured twice in the last 8 games. He is an over the hill back breaking down with declining production.

    A waste of a career on a team that hasn’t won consecutive playoff games in over 25 years.
    A shame that potential was wasted on the vikings.

    Absolutely no shot at the HOF with his numbers without a ring. He doesn’t even have Herchel Walker numbers.

    —————————

    Even if all of that is true, at least we got one contract out of him unlike “Crisco” Raji who didn’t want to come to Green Bay in the first place nor has he ever been able to stay on the field….

    —-
    Actually, he was on the field for the Packers most recent Super Bowl win.

    Were any of the current Vikings on the teal during their last Super Bowl victory?

  16. icecubeusedtobeangry says: Oct 18, 2012 4:55 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says:
    Oct 18, 2012 4:52 PM
    dcviking says:
    Oct 18, 2012 3:29 PM
    bobnelsonjr says: Oct 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    Once he got the big contract Peterson gets injured twice in the last 8 games. He is an over the hill back breaking down with declining production.

    A waste of a career on a team that hasn’t won consecutive playoff games in over 25 years.
    A shame that potential was wasted on the vikings.

    Absolutely no shot at the HOF with his numbers without a ring. He doesn’t even have Herchel Walker numbers.

    —————————

    Even if all of that is true, at least we got one contract out of him unlike “Crisco” Raji who didn’t want to come to Green Bay in the first place nor has he ever been able to stay on the field….

    —-
    Actually, he was on the field for the Packers most recent Super Bowl win.

    Were any of the current Vikings on the teal during their last Super Bowl victory?
    ————————————————

    Yup

  17. dcviking says: Oct 18, 2012 6:41 PM

    thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 18, 2012 4:52 PM

    dcviking says:
    Oct 18, 2012 3:29 PM
    bobnelsonjr says: Oct 18, 2012 3:14 PM

    Once he got the big contract Peterson gets injured twice in the last 8 games. He is an over the hill back breaking down with declining production.

    A waste of a career on a team that hasn’t won consecutive playoff games in over 25 years.
    A shame that potential was wasted on the vikings.

    Absolutely no shot at the HOF with his numbers without a ring. He doesn’t even have Herchel Walker numbers.

    —————————

    Even if all of that is true, at least we got one contract out of him unlike “Crisco” Raji who didn’t want to come to Green Bay in the first place nor has he ever been able to stay on the field….

    —-
    Actually, he was on the field for the Packers most recent Super Bowl win.

    —————-

    Good for him…

    So was Ben Roethlisberger…

  18. stophatingburgandyandgold says: Oct 18, 2012 7:20 PM

    He rushed for 79 yards total not 129 and 40 of that was on the first drive, after that 39 yards the rest of the day. That looked pretty good huh?

  19. dcviking says: Oct 18, 2012 7:26 PM

    stophatingburgandyandgold says: Oct 18, 2012 7:20 PM

    He rushed for 79 yards total not 129 and 40 of that was on the first drive, after that 39 yards the rest of the day. That looked pretty good huh?

    ——————————————————

    129 yards = 79 rushing and 50 receiving…so yeah it was just fine.

  20. luvmnsports2012 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:41 PM

    stophatingburgandyandgold, you are an idiot with no facts….go read a book dumbass! look at the stats!

  21. luvmnsports2012 says: Oct 18, 2012 9:47 PM

    as far as bobnelsonjr goes…..over the hill running back huh?! u must be a packer fan! AP is a beast, who can deny that. you and your burgandyandgold buddy need to stop hating. your talk is cheap!

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