Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is heading to a specialist for more tests on his injured foot on Monday, but said that an initial round of evaluations has ruled out a Lisfranc injury that would likely end his season.
“Initially you don’t know exactly what’s going on when you’re feeling it,” Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “That initial contact definitely didn’t feel good. I was kind of worried. But kind of cleared up a little bit after getting the MRI. I’ll see how things play out after the CT scan.”
Peterson said he wants to play, although coach Leslie Frazier said that the team would wait for tests before deciding on a course of action. Frazier said the team’s 3-9-1 record will factor into decisions about whether Peterson returns. Toby Gerhart’s status might be part of the discussion as well.
Gerhart is day-to-day with a strained hamstring suffered near the end of Sunday’s loss to the Ravens and he’ll likely be limited in practice if he’s able to practice this week. Matt Asiata is the only other running back currently on the roster.
One player who definitely won’t be playing this week or any other week in 2013 is tight end Kyle Rudolph. Rudolph broke his foot last month and the team’s decided to place him on injured reserve instead of continuing to hope he recovers.