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Report: Further tests confirm no surgery for Adrian Peterson

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An initial round of tests on his injured foot showed no Lisfranc injury and Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reportedly got good news after a CT scan as well.

Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press reports that a team official confirmed that the results of further testing on Monday confirmed that Peterson will not need to have surgery to repair the injury. That leaves the door open for a return to the field this season.

A report from ESPN.com on Monday evening had Peterson unlikely to play in Week 15, but Murphy reports that no decision will be made about Peterson’s playing status will be made until he’s out of the walking boot he’s currently wearing to protect his foot. Peterson obviously isn’t going to play if he doesn’t get out of the boot, but it appears we’ll have to wait until late this week for any definitive word.

Coach Leslie Frazier also said Monday that the team’s record would be a factor in how they proceed with Peterson over the rest of the season. With no shot at the postseason, it might behoove the Vikings to start Peterson’s offseason a little early and go for as high a draft pick as possible in hopes of finding a long-term answer at quarterback.

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  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 10, 2013 11:14 AM

    It’s hard to watch great running backs break down as they age. It really is a shame that minnesota wasted his career. They should have traded him to a contender when they had the chance — like the timberwolves did for Garnett. It’s the only decent thing to do, really.

  2. davikes says: Dec 10, 2013 11:14 AM

    This has more impact on fantasy football than anything else.

  3. amazingguy101 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:17 AM

    Yay! He’s ok! Shut him down would make sense from a Vikings fan.

  4. theoriginalbvan says: Dec 10, 2013 11:26 AM

    Soft!

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:26 AM

    The Vikings have a losing record since drafting Adrian Peterson in 2007. With the prime of his career squarely in the review mirror, it is time to let him play out his twilight years with a relevant team.

    Do the right thing MN. Free Adrian Peterson from the shackles of modern day slavery with the hapless and tasteless Vikings.

  6. trollsetter says: Dec 10, 2013 11:33 AM

    Reigning MVP Purple Jesus will resume his glorious HOF career presently. His unstoppable love of the game will stymie any ailments that he encounters. Fans and players alike are in awe of his presence.

  7. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 10, 2013 11:38 AM

    I don’t think you’re taking the feelings of America’s fantasy football owners into account.

  8. America's Team is God's Team says: Dec 10, 2013 11:40 AM

    Adrian Peterson is a poor man’s Demarco Murray.

    #Ringsixonitsway #NothingstopsAmericasteam

  9. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 10, 2013 11:41 AM

    I understand it makes sense to sit Adrian for the rest of the season and get a high draft pick, but Adrian, and the other Vikings for that matter, aren’t wired that way. They want to play. Adrian has been playing through a hammy and a groin all season. Chad Greenway has been playing with a fractured wrist for the last five weeks. Harrison Smith is doing everything possible to get back on the field. This is the Viking way. Sitting out the season after incurring a minor injury is the Packer way.

  10. ravenswhat says: Dec 10, 2013 11:41 AM

    Adrian ran into the buzz saw that is the Ravens. It happens to the best of em!

  11. bigj7769 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:50 AM

    First off, no career on any team is a waste! It is a honor to play, regardless if the team. Also, he isn’t breaking down, his injury is from being tackled, not wear and tear. He’s a BEAST, one of the best ever. Shut him down and save him.

  12. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 10, 2013 11:51 AM

    McPackers are not tasteless!

  13. operwapitsai says: Dec 10, 2013 11:52 AM

    haha these two fools Filthy and Carl crack me up

  14. whatjusthapped says: Dec 10, 2013 11:56 AM

    Sit him, it will only hurt his trade value. The Vikings have so many needs that the only answer is to trade him and hope for the best.

  15. phillyphannnn83 says: Dec 10, 2013 11:56 AM

    davikes
    Dec 10, 2013, 11:14 AM EST
    This has more impact on fantasy football than anything else.
    ——————-
    Maybe for your team but it certainly means alot for your opponents.

  16. summitmech says: Dec 10, 2013 11:56 AM

    Let him rest. Toby is itching to play, and I picked him up as the most important handcuff in the NFL. Whoever plays, I’ll be starting him. Let Toby have his chance to shine, why not, he’d be an uncontended starter anywhere else. Only AP is a better RB.

  17. mibengal says: Dec 10, 2013 12:03 PM

    As a Bengal’s fan, I’m all for putting him on the shelf. Did I mention that they play each other in two weeks?

  18. bmorepositive123 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:12 PM

    Feel free to sit him – Signed, The Philadelphia Eagles

  19. expertop says: Dec 10, 2013 12:21 PM

    The Vikings should sit Peterson for the rest of the season. Why? Because the sage whatjusthapped says so. You know – whatjusthapped, who declared Cordarrelle Patterson a “bust”.

  20. eaglesnoles05 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:21 PM

    @ america’ team said:

    “Adrian Peterson is a poor man’s Demarco Murray.”

    That being said, you wouldn’t trade demarco for ap?

  21. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 10, 2013 12:21 PM

    I agree with others above. It’s a crime what the Vikings did to AP’s career.
    I think Goodell should fine them heavily for ruining this great talent’s opportunity to play for a winning team, and ultimately a ring.

    I don’t know how any Viking fan can look theirselves in the mirror and not feel guilty to be a part of one of the greatest atrocities in modern pro sports.

    Just like Happy Gilmore, you killed a living legend.

  22. shaggytoodle says: Dec 10, 2013 12:26 PM

    The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says:
    Dec 10, 2013 11:41 AM

    I understand it makes sense to sit Adrian for the rest of the season and get a high draft pick, but Adrian, and the other Vikings for that matter, aren’t wired that way.
    __________

    Just so you know… The Vikings are going to get a high draft pick regardless of him playing or not, and playing teams chasing the playoffs or home-field advantage may make it even tougher, but I hope Vikings win their division game.

  23. duece5 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:39 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 10, 2013 11:14 AM

    It’s hard to watch great running backs break down as they age. It really is a shame that minnesota wasted his career. They should have traded him to a contender when they had the chance — like the timberwolves did for Garnett. It’s the only decent thing to do, really.

    duece says:

    Translation from gerbie: PLEASE get Peterson out of the division, as he is killing Gerbie’s packers, year after year!

    Sorry dude, but any packer over the last 3 years is saying the same, and EVERY packer from 1967-1992, for 25 years, their career was OVER if they landed in the armpit of America, Green Bay.

    Peterson appreciates your concern, but it will be shortlived, as we go for a real QB this spring, and a new era on the horizon.

  24. duece5 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:43 PM

    whatjusthapped says: Dec 10, 2013 11:56 AM

    Sit him, it will only hurt his trade value. The Vikings have so many needs that the only answer is to trade him and hope for the best.

    duece5 says:

    The ULTIMATE respect comes when packer fans want this beast of an RB traded, so he can’t beat up on them anymore!!!!

    Thanks for the respect whatjushapd!

  25. duece5 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:45 PM

    He doesn’t need to surgery…..that only happens when bones break due to PED use, such as Clay Matthews? Calcium deficient with their #12, Erin…..hmmm coincidence???

    What is it with gbay being so physically SOFT?

    Drink some milk boys, and put the PEDs down!

  26. contra74 says: Dec 10, 2013 12:58 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Dec 10, 2013 11:14 AM
    It’s hard to watch great running backs break down as they age. It really is a shame that minnesota wasted his career. They should have traded him to a contender when they had the chance — like the timberwolves did for Garnett. It’s the only decent thing to do, really.
    —-
    Gosh, I cant imagine all the careers the Packers wasted during their 3 decade long tour of sadness back in the not so distant day.

  27. nickynick04 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:22 PM

    wow…..the Viking fans are so obsessed with 13 time World Champs. That includes 4 Super Bowls
    …….Hey Viking fans
    How many Super Bowl wins do you have
    Oh I forgot ZERO
    HOW MANY ARRESTS LAST MONTH ?

    STAY as classy as AP on Fathers Day…
    Ha ha ha..AP on Fathers Day.. .ha ha OMG am I a riot or what…

  28. couple1314 says: Dec 10, 2013 1:28 PM

    The opinion from packer fans seem to be the same; trade him to a contender.

    I guess they forgot that he had a chance at a ring and fumbled it away near the end zone in New Orleans in 2009.

    If they are so concerned about him getting a ring, maybe they should trade Rodgers to the Vikings.

  29. sbchampsagain says: Dec 10, 2013 1:31 PM

    What happened to AP last week? That tackle shouldn’t have hurt him.

    It becomes less impressive how fast he can recover if he’s ALWAYS hurt!

  30. dublindemonszfl says: Dec 10, 2013 1:38 PM

    His ankle was torn up bad, but AP just said “HEAL” and now everything is in the hands of AP’s will to be on the field.

  31. fartweasel says: Dec 10, 2013 1:53 PM

    Any serious football fan, of any team realizes that AP is a beast and if he can stay healthy, has a chance to be the best RB of all time. I don’t care which team he plays for. If you don’t realize it, just watch him play and then watch any other active RB. There is no comparison when it comes to his combination of speed and ability to run defenders over.

    Those posting comments otherwise, must not watch much football.

  32. sevensixtwonato says: Dec 10, 2013 2:08 PM

    nickynick04 says:
    Dec 10, 2013 1:22 PM
    wow…..the Viking fans are so obsessed with 13 time World Champs. That includes 4 Super Bowls
    …….Hey Viking fans
    How many Super Bowl wins do you have
    Oh I forgot ZERO
    HOW MANY ARRESTS LAST MONTH ?

    STAY as classy as AP on Fathers Day…
    Ha ha ha..AP on Fathers Day.. .ha ha OMG am I a riot or what…
    ————————————————-

    His kids will want for nothing growing up. You are just mad you cant pull the tail he can.

  33. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 10, 2013 2:19 PM

    The non surgery is confirmed, but a date when it won’t be held is yet to be confirmed.

  34. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:55 PM

    I think it’s great that nearly every team in the NFC North is battling right down to the wire – relevant football teams playing meaningful December games.

    And then there are the Vikings.

  35. Talk football or shut your pie hole... says: Dec 10, 2013 3:13 PM

    Come on… all of you idiots who constantly try to one-up each other are boring the living crap out of me.

    Most of the boring crap you spew… from fans of both the vikings and the packers… is elementary school style garbage. Surely you have something better to do with your time!

    We all know, or at least we should, that playing in the NFL for any team is an amazing feat. Doing it at a HOF level is rare.

    So regardless of which team you support, enjoy watching the rare player whether that is Peterson, Rodgers, Johnson, etc., and stop all the stupidity.

    The few of you who are truly fans of the game know you would rather your team win, but unless you were born ten years ago you realize being on top in the NFL ebbs and flows. No team is on top forever and no team is a doormat forever.

    So shut up already… idiots…

  36. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:48 PM

    Talk football or shut your pie hole… says:
    Dec 10, 2013 3:13 PM

    ………..no team is a doormat forever.

    *******************************************

    Not even close to being true. Like the Washington Generals futile quest against the Harlem Globetrotters, the Vikings have toiled in futility for over 50 years without winning even 1 World Championship.

  37. banlarson says: Dec 10, 2013 3:48 PM

    As difficult as it will be, the Vikings need to shut him down the rest of the season. No sense exposing him to a cheap shot and losing next year. The team has some holes that are fill-able, address them and take a shot next year.

  38. stellarperformance says: Dec 10, 2013 4:05 PM

    “Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press reports that a team official confirmed that the results of further testing on Monday confirmed that Peterson has at least (16) “summer” children.

    “Summer here, summer there, summer everywhere.”

  39. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 4:07 PM

    banlarson says:
    Dec 10, 2013 3:48 PM

    The team has some holes that are fill-able, address them and take a shot next year.

    ******************************************

    The only shots taken next year will be by Jerome Simpson and Jerome Felton.

    I really wish you people would leave your keys at home and get a cab.

  40. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 10, 2013 4:30 PM

    Let’s see…

    Worst defense in the division, worst offense in the division, and worst coaching staff in the division.

    Yep. One more year should do it!

  41. Talk football or shut your pie hole... says: Dec 10, 2013 5:09 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says:Dec 10, 2013 3:48 PM

    Not even close to being true. Like the Washington Generals futile quest against the Harlem Globetrotters, the Vikings have toiled in futility for over 50 years without winning even 1 World Championship.

    **********************************

    I’ve read a lot of your posts. Sometimes you actually have something to contribute and though that’s unusual I give you the thumbs up when you do.

    However, most times you do little more than spew garbage toward the Vikings. Worse yet you try to make it personal like you were on a playground and someone else there doesn’t have as nice a bike as you or their clothes aren’t new after christmas.

    You aren’t actually contributing anything when you do that. You’re just trying to annoy people to gain some small dose of happiness by acting like a bully you so desperately long to be.

    You would greatly improve yourself if you chose to rise above your history.

    Like I said before, I know you have things worth saying. I’ve read some of them before.

    However, your desire to annoy people makes anything you say that actually might be worth reading be ignored by everyone except for your vikings counterparts on the other side of your argument.

    Those fans of the Vikings who respond to you in turn can’t toss out 13 world championships like you do, so they try to remind you of the years from 1968 to 1991 when the packers absolutely sucked. Obviously that annoys you so you try to one up them.

    It was a brave man who first ate an oyster… be a brave man and open your mind to the possibility that you don’t have to spew garbage all the time at every chance.

    Beyond that contribute something useful. The same goes for your vikings counterparts. Stop being idiots…

  42. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 10, 2013 7:02 PM

    sevensixtwonato says:
    Dec 10, 2013 2:08 PM

    His kids will want for nothing growing up.

    ————————————————-

    Except a 3rd birthday.

  43. sportsfan18 says: Dec 10, 2013 8:01 PM

    Why would he play? The Vikes aren’t going to the post season this yr.

    If he cares about his future, his claim to want to pass the all time career rushing record, he has no reason to play in the Vikes next game.

  44. coachkilla6 says: Dec 10, 2013 9:13 PM

    No surgery at all? They should at least force a vasectomy on him so he can stop producing illegitimate kids at a record pace.

  45. orangepeanut28 says: Dec 10, 2013 9:39 PM

    Talk Football, he is trolling. One person using multiple screen names to stir up trouble online. Nerd stuff…

  46. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 10, 2013 9:43 PM

    Yes, it’s true, my fellow Packer backer and friend, McTasty, might have some issues, like many of us, but give him a break, he’s a man after my own heart, and other things. He has actually been kind and generous towards me, McTasty recently sent out some Stringer Cheese for Christmas presents. I like mine, but then, I’m me.

  47. stellarperformance says: Dec 11, 2013 8:55 AM

    The Great Ted Thompson the Genius

    Nothing says “obsessed” more than a Viking fan assigning himself a Packer-related moniker. Singularly focused much?

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