Vikings running back Adrian Peterson left Sunday’s victory over the Bears for a while after hurting his ankle, but was able to return to action and run for 63 yards to end the day with the most rushing yards in the NFL.
Peterson said after the game that he was initially worried that he wouldn’t be able to come back after he felt the ankle tighten up while he was being evaluated. He said he didn’t have X-rays and wasn’t sure if he would be getting an MRI for a further look at the injury.
“I really can’t pinpoint it right now, but it was definitely an ankle sprain,” Peterson said, via ESPN.com. “I was able to get out and kind of get it loose, and I got loose enough after about the first series [of the third quarter] and was able to get back out there.”
It doesn’t sound like there’s too much fear on Peterson’s part that he’ll be missing the game against the Giants next week. With a win in that game, the Vikings will clinch at least a Wild Card spot.