The status of Vikings running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart has been up in the air all week as the Vikings waited to see what the two players could do on the practice field on Friday.
Their status remains up in the air after that practice. Coach Leslie Frazier said that both players are questionable to face the Eagles and that the team will make their final decision on their availability at some point Saturday or on Sunday morning. Frazier did say that Peterson appeared to be doing well with his foot injury.
“It was impressive when you consider the early diagnosis,” Frazier said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “He’s unique. Very unique. He’s so different than everybody else when it comes to recovering from injuries. We’ve been in situations in the past where you thought he wouldn’t make it and he made it. So it was always in the back of my mind the chance he would make it. He’s amazing.
Frazier was less effusive about Gerhart, who is battling a hamstring injury and wasn’t able to cut as he would in a game during Friday’s practice. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes is doubtful with a sprained ankle and tight end John Carlson has not been cleared after a concussion.