Adrian Peterson “definitely” has an ankle sprain,” not sure if he’ll have MRI

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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.

16 responses to “Adrian Peterson “definitely” has an ankle sprain,” not sure if he’ll have MRI

  1. Things are shaping up for a one game showdown with the Packers on the last week of the season. The Pack has had the Vikings number as of late, but the tide is turning. The Vikings are primed to take over the North and take the crown.

  2. So glad another comment section turned into a peeing match.

    Last couple weeks should be fun, and last time I checked both clubs had the same number of NFC north victories at Lambeau field this year, here is hoping for a week 17 game with something on the line.

  3. I believe the reference was to Korey Stringer. But I guess most of our bandwagon fanbase wasn’t alive in 2001!!

  4. This article makes no sense. I’ve had multiple ankle sprains and ligament issues on both ankles and you ain’t playin football with em.
    Its more like a twisted ankle that is sore but its no sprain or he’s not walking on it. Unless my eyes were wrong, he came back in the game and played the rest of it.

  5. The giants are playing tough. Don’t know if they’ve been eliminated yet, I think so not sure. If so, they may play spoiler or just fold up their tents for this one next week and the following.

  6. I hope that ankle heals up in time for the Vikings to trade him in the offseason.
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    Yeah, good luck with that. Not many teams are interested in an old and even more overpaid RB that was overpaid even before he demanded more money for beating his kid.

  7. Cobb did injure his shoulder but it was during the pre season. So maybe there wasn’t as much urgency to diagnose it.

    Peterson is probably glad he held the team hostage because he felt disrespected for the way they handled him abusing his child… he got a fat paycheck out of it and he is a luxury item. The Vikings didn’t need him last year and they offense played pretty well with out him yesterday. The vikings should have traded that selfish guy when they had the chance.

  8. WOW! Here’s hoping AP’s ankle is okay, alright? We really do need him, however, look how everyone stepped up yesterday, again!!!!! In every phase of the game! This team is building something really special. I am really proud to be a Vikings fan! How ’bout Chad Greenway and Brian Robison?? NICE!

  9. I sincerely wish Peterson a quick return to full health. If not this coming Sunday, hopefully for Week 17.

    What we don’t need is a built in excuse for losing. There are plenty of other excuses to be had (other than the quality of the Viking’s players) so I hope to see him back soon.

  10. If you ask me the offense opened up once AP was out and Teddy had the best game of his career when he didn’t have to feed AP. Let’s face it, when AP is out there the team is 1 dimensional.

  11. What we don’t need is a built in excuse for losing. There are plenty of other excuses to be had (other than the quality of the Viking’s players) so I hope to see him back soon.
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    You expect them not to have a built in excuse for losing? These are Vikings fans.

    Remember the last game when it was the refs? They lost by 3 scores. Nevermind the blatant pass interference that wasn’t called on them.

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