No Lisfranc injury for Peterson, Gerhart banged up as well

AP

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.

57 responses to “No Lisfranc injury for Peterson, Gerhart banged up as well

  1. I read in a Minneapolis newspaper that adrian peterson is faking his injury to get out of meeting his illegitimate children.

  2. They should have traded him while they could. Would have gotten something before he started to break down. And he could’ve had a shot at a championship (much like timberwolves did with Garnett), now they get neither.

  3. Yeah… congratulations to the baltimore ravens on their strong, convincing victory over the Minnesota Vikings and their 29th ranked Defense.

  4. Here’s a dome team at the end of a lost season playing in the snow without the best player in the NFL against the defending champions, and they battled to the very end. Even Ravens fans would admit they would have lost without one of several questionable officiating calls. Contrast that with the Packers, who went belly up when they lost their best player.

  5. Catching the end of the Ravens vs Vikings game that pass interference call on Chad Greenway was a horrible call at that point in the game under those conditions. The clutch TD pass & catch was pretty cool though with all the lead changes, although I was rooting for the Vikings for the outside chance of a Jet playoff spot. Anyone know the ref’s name who threw the flag on that one? I need to start keeping track of all the crappy refs besides Tripplet..

    Jets vs Oakland game was pretty much angst free regarding that officiating crew.

  6. I suppose we should all laugh at AP for getting hurt. I mean, Viking fans cheered and laughed when Rodgers got hurt. I suppose we should do the same thing…but of course, we won’t, because we have more class and respect for a great player. Get well, AP. You’re a great player. It’s not your fault you were drafted by that terrible team.

  7. he cyred like a girl after the hit and it’s just a sprain?

    I’m sure he’ll be back on the PEDS to heal.

  8. This is the Philly curse this year. No rodgers, no ellington, no bush, no peterson, no gerhart. They are the grim reapers. If you are playing Philly a week down the rd, you better believe some one important on your team is going down. Good for philly and their lucky run they’re on, but not for their opponents.

  9. What’s Peterson going to do when he has to play outdoors for the next couple of seasons? It’s obvious he doesn’t like to get hit when it’s cold (for evidence of that, watch him duck out of bounds before contact against the weakest hitting CBs in the league during the Vikings playoff humiliation last season). 1,200 yards may be tough for him.

  10. C’mon “ME”tersen! You only need to average 427 yds. these last three games to get your 2500.
    Suck it up! You can do it!!!!

  11. Such a shame that this man’s talent had to be flushed down the toilet with a hopeless team.

    Minnesota should be ashamed.

  12. Hopefully the Vikings will be ticked off enough to take it out of Philadelphia this Sunday.

    The Ravens owe a big thank you to the refs. That blown call on the Gerhart “fumble” was inexcusible, and the PI on Greenway was just as bad.

  13. filthymcnasty1 says:
    Dec 9, 2013 3:35 PM
    Did he break Eric Dickerson’s record yet?
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    Yeah, twice. Where have you been? You must not know much about football.

  14. Let’s lock down 3-12-1 and #2 in the draft. Nothing can be gained by winning another game, except perhaps “winning” the top OL instead of game-changer on D or QB.

  15. @youknowimright

    Let’s not act like like ellington, gerhart and maybe even bush (in Sunday’s weather) would so drastically change the game with them out of action… Rodgers, yes (although I think he got injured several weeks before he GB vs. PHI) and AP yes, they are lucky that they face those teams w/o their superstars. That being said, these types of things are expected in the second half of a football season and every year there are teams that face average to below-average teams with injured stars.

  16. Want to admit it or not Vikings for robbed yesterday and if NFL fines AP that would be stupid!

    He called it right, as he experienced it. Oh and that officiating crew is the same on involved in bounty gate – go figure!

  17. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says:Dec 9, 2013 3:59 PM

    blowpackblow says:Dec 9, 2013 3:37 PM

    If NFL games were 59 minutes long, the Vikings would be 7-5-1

    #pathetic
    ______

    Actually, they would be 8-5. The Packers came back on us too.

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    Okay, so we’ll decrease game time to 59:00 to accomodate vikes. Anything else? Perhaps you’d like us to allow 12 men in the huddle for you? Or give you a 10 yard bonus every time one of your players cries like a little girl? Just let us know what we can do to help you compete the the professional football teams….

  18. Its cute accusing Peterson of using steroids when its your own beloved Ryan Braun who cheated the game of baseball of its integrity by cheating and LYING about it. Well unless you are like 80% of packers fans who also claim to be Twins fans… Funny how that “works”

  19. Or let you manhandle WRs on every single play since that’s the only way you can defend against them? Just let us know, we’re hear to help!

  20. The guy named after a bad KFAN bit would be the first in line to shake AP’s hand given the chance.

  21. Let’s set the record straight…
    No REAL fan of the game of football ever “cheered” when Rodgers got hurt.
    I am a die-hard Vikings fan and have been so since 1968 or so.
    I have the utmost respect for AR. He is one helluva QB and also (IMHO) a quality person. His absence has only demonstrated just how good he is and how much his performance has elevated the Packers this year.
    The Vikings have only had a QB who played at his level ONE year out of the last 5, and were one play away from a SuperBowl.
    I will be totally honest.. I am seriously jealous of the QB that the Packers have.

  22. The cheap shot above about the Vikings record if games were only 59 minutes long is somewhat valid. Cassel has played better than Ponder, but the DEF is in serioud need of high caliber LB help.
    Don’t draft a QB, make sure to get Barr at OLB.
    Sweet talk (BEG) Allen to resign.
    Pick up a valid, not cheap, QB in free agency. Someone leaves Chicago (McNown or Cutler), figure out if Freeman is capable or not, trade for Cousins, just someone who is the STARTER and enough games.
    Oh yeah, most importantly, can the coach, OC, and DC in that order.

  23. 1rockyracoon says:
    Dec 9, 2013 4:56 PM
    At least the Vikings will end up with a top 3 pick. They can pick a franchise QB. We know how good they are at picking QBs
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    Yes, because Daunte Culpepper was so terrible.

  24. The NFL has called the Vikings about the horrendous officiating in yesterdays game. There’s sure to be a renounciation of the officials on this!

  25. prussian11 says:
    Dec 9, 2013 5:14 PM

    The cheap shot above about the Vikings record if games were only 59 minutes long is somewhat valid. Cassel has played better than Ponder, but the DEF is in serioud need of high caliber LB help.
    Don’t draft a QB, make sure to get Barr at OLB.
    Sweet talk (BEG) Allen to resign.
    Pick up a valid, not cheap, QB in free agency. Someone leaves Chicago (McNown or Cutler), figure out if Freeman is capable or not, trade for Cousins, just someone who is the STARTER and enough games.
    Oh yeah, most importantly, can the coach, OC, and DC in that order.
    _________________________________

    You can blame quite a few losses this year on coaching and play calling….and Cassel should have been in there the whole time Ponder was….bringing in Freeman was nothing more than a waste of money. He’s an idiot and he’d sell out his own mother and throw her under the bus.

  26. Daunte Culpepper had ONE good season, and that was only because he had Moss taking the top off of every defense they faced with Carter to roam underneath. He proved he was merely an average NFL QB after he no longer had that luxury, plus he had hands the size of a child, i.e. 4,800 fumbles in his career.

  27. Is there still time for Adrian to get 2500 yards????

    Maybe they can extend the season another 12 games?

  28. I know I wasn’t cheering and laughing at Rodgy when he got hurt. I was cheering and laughing at the packers for putting all their eggs in one basket and not investing in an O-line and a competent backup qb. Rodgers getting injured can only be blamed on one person, Teddy Boy.

  29. @drjagaloon

    So basically you agree with me . Good. Ellington and bush certainly would have changed the outcome of those games. Both leading rushers on their teams. Yeah how could they help.

  30. I wasn’t cheering and laughing when AP went down yesterday like the classless hack above me did when Rodgers went out, but that’s classic Minnysoota fan behavior for you! Classless to the bitter end!

    Seems AP’s post-game whining and complaining has been the talk of the airwaves today, leaving all but his six fans defending his actions. Sad and pathetic! Under those pads and helmet is nothing but a crybaby, who, when he pelted with a few snowballs, shows his true spineless character. Classice – thanks AP for revealing your true colors to the world!

  31. Irishgary…. just curious, what NFL team did you play on?

    irishgary says: Dec 9, 2013 3:37 PM

    he cyred like a girl after the hit and it’s just a sprain?

    I’m sure he’ll be back on the PEDS to heal.

  32. trollsetter says:
    Dec 9, 2013 3:44 PM

    The reigning league MVP will be back soon to resume his Hall of Fame career.
    ____

    ..and hopefully traded to a contender in the off-season. So he may have a chance to win a superbowl.

  33. hedano says:
    Dec 9, 2013 6:10 PM
    Is there still time for Adrian to get 2500 yards????

    Maybe they can extend the season another 12 games
    ______________________

    He already has, where have you been?

  34. Not sure anyone outside of Minnesota has noticed, but the last 4-5 weeks but the Vikings have put together 2-3 quarters in each game some good quality football against sound teams like the seahawks, cowboys, packers, bears and ravens all dating back to and follwing that oct 27 beatdown against the packers. Not to mention the 5 losses in the last :20 of games they led in this year.

  35. sevensixtwonato says:
    Dec 9, 2013 5:15 PM

    Yes, because Daunte Culpepper was so terrible.

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    All he did was heave it up to Moss…and when he wasn’t doing that he was a turnover machine.

    Culpepper was above average, but for a guy picked 11th overall I would hope you want better than that…

    Look at Ponder he was drafted 12th Overall… its not his fault Vikings took him a whole round to early though.

    QBs don’t improve much when they go to Minny.

    As all reasonable fans know there are going to be some growing pains when you do get a new QB. Happens for everyone Luck, RG3, and Rodgers.

    Stay patient Viking fans.

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