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Severity Of Edwards, Hutchinson, Peterson Injuries Not Known Yet

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 29, 2010 – 4:09 pm

A trio of Vikings starters suffered injuries on Sunday against the Washington Redskins and both the severity of those injuries and the status of each player for next week’s game against the Buffalo Bills is unknown.

RB Adrian Peterson left the game in the 2nd quarter because of what Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier characterized as an ankle sprain. It looked as if Peterson was set to re-enter the game but that never happened and in fact Peterson’s status was downgraded from probable to questionable during the 2nd half.

“He wanted to get back in the game, he was coming up to me, of course I don’t know, I’m keeping up with what’s happening on the field and what’s going on there, and I have our trainer to fill me in on where he was,” Frazier explained. “They just said, ‘Nope, let’s hold him.’ That’s what I will do again. I will defer to our trainers, and they will tell me when he’s ready to go.”

DE Ray Edwards also injured his ankle and was not able to return to the game. Frazier said Edwards’ injury is similar to Peterson’s.

Lastly, LG Steve Hutchinson injured his hand in the 2nd quarter but was able to stay in the game.

“We will learn a little bit more about that as the day goes on,” Frazier said. “He’s got to go through an MRI, x-rays, so on and so forth, so we will see what’s going on there.”


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52 Responses to “Severity Of Edwards, Hutchinson, Peterson Injuries Not Known Yet”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Peterson is our best player, but it is a team sport. No excuses, get Albert Young ready.

  2. By Conner on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Good to see Frederick JOnes is back! It is a team game, and lets hope for speedy recoveries for all the injured.

  3. By vikes blogger on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

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  4. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you Conner, your blogs add to the Vikings Blog.

  5. By mr smiff on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    FREDERICK!!! YOU’RE BACK!!!

  6. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, Thank you Mr. Smiff. I missed your witty, and sometimes irrelevant comments!

  7. By Derek on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Did anybody see how happy Peterson was when Favre ran for the first down to seal the win. Peterson was basically jumping up and down, laughing, and smiling about the play! Even though he wasn’t in the game, he was having a ball watching the game, and cheering on the players!

  8. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Derek, Peterson seems like just a great guy. It may also show that he will be ready to go against Buffalo!

  9. By Conner on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    What is the Monday and TUesday routine for Viking players? Do they get medical treatment, lift weights, and view film and suit up on Wednesday. At this point in the season, with all 3 veteran players. If they are held out of practice until Friday and continue seeking treatment, do you think it would negatively impact the team play on the field?

  10. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Peterson is a believer. You can tell.

  11. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Conner, I assume they get Monday off completely, and then lift weights first thing on Tuesday to loosen up for practice. If Hutch, Edwards, and Peterson do not practice until Friday, I would assume that would hurt their performance and team attitude somewhat. Robison and Gerhart both played well in the last game. Losing Hutch would be the worst thing. I bet he will be back with a club on his injured hand. Just guessing.

  12. By fabian on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings congratulations for his performance on Sunday but still feel the need to give people I like to see in action at Joe Webb

  13. By Silverfox2dallas on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Peterson is a beast if we get in the play offs we will win the superbowl you can tell everyone believes in Leslie he is what a head coach needs to be, and he is always talking about the fans and making them and Minnesota proud. This guy will win a Superbowl no doubt.

  14. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Fabian, perhaps Joe Webb is the QB of the future for the Vikings. They may choose to not play him at all this year. Remember Culpepper started right away his second year without seeing any action the year before. I like our young qbs, one may step forward and be a great one. Even Joe Montana was a little bit afraid to play his first year. They worked him in gradually his second year. It’s hard to judge qbs.

  15. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Silverfox, I liked your blog. The real test will come when/if the Vikings lose some games. Also, the media may be able to drub up some controversy. Those tests will tell. I think Frazier was over-due for a Head NFL job. He’s well prepared.

  16. By purplefavrefan on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    yes, whatever happened to albert young?? let’s hope for a speed recovery for AP…and Coach Frazier, thank you for bringing it all down to one of the most important reasons why you guys are out there playing…for the FANS. We love to watch you guys play – good luck for an awesome rest-of-the-season!!! :D

  17. By Robins on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    I hope you guys are ok. We need you! You were all great Sunday! I know it felt good to you! We loved the win like you! I guess you will join Brett and Percy with your injuries! Please take care of yourselves! Keep winning!

  18. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah,Frederick, and Culpepper never really developed well because he was thrown in as a starter— the best ones sit under great ones. Bring Favre in next year— he can mentor our future QB and maybe play a little here and there if need be– let him take over at a halftime, if we are behind– opponents would not know how to prepare for the crafty hall of famer coming in unexpectedly. Then, let Favre rest most of the season— with his first year off in 20, let him come in at the playoffs and win a Superbowl. With Moss too.

  19. By Vikes4Life7 on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Good Comment Derek…Sidney Rice appeared happy too; how happy would Moss have looked after a one-catch winning day. It seems as if all the chaos is gone – even if it is for just one day and the injury reports still loom…

  20. By Shawn on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    @Vikes4Life7 … Moss never had issues if we won … HE HATES LOSING AND CATCHING ONE BALL … one ball and a win and hes all good and it takes more than one loss to rile him up

  21. By Shawn on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Moss haters need to calm down and accept reality not hype …. Moss is HUMAN and suffers from foot in mouth, I dont understand why its an issue … the REAL PROBLEM IS SENSITIVE PEOPLE THAT ALLOW HIS WORDS TO HURT THEM

  22. By Shawn on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    It goes back to when we were 5 … Sticks and stones, break bones but WORDS cant hurt me ….

  23. By wisconsinvikesfan on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Nice win I’m sure the team can pull through without Peterson, and Edwards. Hutchinson on the other hand will be missed if he can’t play. I’m sure Hutchinson can man up on this one and play through the hand injury.

  24. By UBRETT-CHA on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Hope you boys heal quickly!!!! Get lots of rest…..let those bones heal. Sleeping in “feet-ie” pajamas won’t hurt either, especially if they have sock-monkeys on them. Creature comforts, baby!!!!

  25. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Moss and Rice next year with a young QB (Favre mentoring, and coming in at the end of the season to guide the playoffs) — and Peterson and Gerhart knocking through people– man we are going in 2011 for sure.

  26. By Lito on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Well done Vikes. Keep it up. No excuses. Next man up must be ready to play!

  27. By Frederick Jones on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    What happened to FireChild? or should I say FireDChild?

  28. By Shawn on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    hes been around fred saw him on yesterday …

  29. By reeves on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    ok yeah so it is all because we fired chilly that we won right cuz he doesnt know offense. well what is amazing is that Farve didnt throw a pick and the d-line pressured the quarterback and the defense played well yeah right its all chillys fault that we lost those games whatever and albert young is average at best toby is a freaking beast

  30. By PurplePeopleEater on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    Anybody hear about the latest drama in the NFL? Those two guys last night who tore off each others’ helmets and started a slug fest in the style of an NHL brawl…well it turns out that is only an offense worth a $25K fine, while something like fraternizing with the staff or taking diet pills is such a horrible offense that the league will spend even more than the aforementioned fine trying to enforce a multi-game suspension!

    What has this league come to??? GET THINGS IN ORDER AND TAKE CARE OF WHAT MATTERS! DÃMN!!

  31. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    @ PurplePeopleEater, you are right. They are up to something– very strange to go so light on that behavior– that was an actual boxing match on the field. Maybe they want to go light a while before they give Favre a light spanking for the Sterger fiasco — then noone can say Favre got special treatment— Just a thought– what I am saying is something is fishy.

  32. By martin on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    to make the playoffs will take a miracle…if chicago and green bay win 2 more games we cannot catch either team(gb wins the tie)….atlanta and new orleans only need to win one more game and we cannot catch them.(saints win tie breaker)…plus the giants,eagles,tampa,washington,seattle are ahead of us..the mess the entire organization has made of this season is unbelievable…based on last year and the rare opportunities a team gets to make it to the super bowl this season is horrible…yet many fans will be happy if we finish 9-7 or 8-8….

  33. By PurpleParody on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll agree to that! What the heck is Goodell trying to turn this league into? Leave it on the field! Let the players’ personal lives remain their personal lives, and correct the problems that MATTER!

  34. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Nov 29, 2010 | Reply

    I garee with PPE, this is riducouls. Players making legal hits getting suspenend or fined, but these two getting fined less than Moss for not speaking yo the press?

  35. By PurpleParody on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    @Martin – we will be happy with that because it will have occured under a potential coach of the future. The former coach is what put us into the hole you described, and we can do nothing more than look for the positives from here on out. The main problem is gone now, the bleeding is over. Now we’re just looking forward to the healing process.

  36. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    rcan’t spell , iguess

  37. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t spell

  38. By Sue G Vikes 4 Ever on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    Putpleeparody, What do see as the future of the Vikes?

  39. By PurpleParody on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    Sue, good question. I’m more and more worried that the team is going to be headed to LA, and anything could happen from there.

    But specifically with the team, I think that we have a chance to get back into playoff form next year if Frasier is as good of a coach as he appears to be. We have some key players that need to be resigned or replaced in 2011 (Rice, Greenway, Leber, Edwards) and we need to find replacements for the retiring Favre and P.Williams. But if we can find some respectable fixes for those potential holes, I don’t see any reason that we won’t be significantly improved next year. The coaching really made a big difference in the whole scheme of things.

  40. By Alex on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    Lets hope that the three of the Vikings will be able to play. We need to win the rest of the season. We can beat the Bills but this is a team game so we need to play the game as a team. We finally played like we did last year so lets dominate on defense and movie the ball down the field and score on offense. We had found something that works, lets watch the films and figure out something that can help us. We need to cover Stevie Johnson and dont let him break loose. Sack Fitzpatrick and hold Jackson to less yards in the back field. If we can do that we will win. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VIKINGS.

  41. By Frederick Jones on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings have to keep winning and stay together for this coach. The media will try to pick away to try to find a story. Let’s try to keep WINNING the story!

  42. By David Plowman on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    If Adrian cannot go this week do the vikings have any other running backs? What happened to the back they drafted out of Boise State a couple of years ago? He wore 42 in the preseason and looked good. We may need to carry an extra back this week.

  43. By Football Star on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    I’m sorry, but did any of you see Toby Gerhart play? This kid is the next star and the Vikings are lucky to have him backing up Adrian Peterson.

  44. By David Plowman on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    Gerhardt played very good but another back is needed. If AP cannot play, there needs to be a back that can get to the outside and is very speedy. Gerhart is a more between the tackles runner.

  45. By cbednar74 on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    I hope all are going to be healthy we need them! I also want to tell all fishermen and women about a brand new site http://www.trophy4cash.net where you can ca$$$h in on your next trophy catch!!! Skol Vikings!!!!!

  46. By Rogerthevikefan on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    We finally played a full game as a team now we just need to play the rest of the season this way and Fraizer will be are head coach next year and for years to come.

  47. By Conner on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    I think the Vikes may have the luxury of either sitting, or limiting AP for this weekend with the performance of Gerhart. Gerhart has a punnishing “Rick Finney” kind of running style. For more of a receiver out of the back field or outside threat the Vikes made an adjustment Sunday and put Percy Harvin back their more than I’ve seen him all year I really liked the confidence Frazier had to be open to more communication between players and coaches.

  48. By wisconsinvikesfan on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    Gerhart and Harvin are the answer if AP needs a rest I agree with you Conner.

  49. By mr smiff on Nov 30, 2010 | Reply

    HHHHEEEELLLLOOOO????

  50. By David Plowman on Dec 1, 2010 | Reply

    I still believe the vikings this week will need a back that can get to the outside if AP cannot play. I guess we will wait and see.

  51. By Joe Webb on Dec 1, 2010 | Reply

    The Bills are no pushover team. I believe they will be a harder team to beat than the Redskins. Hopefully AP can be healthy enough to play. But Gerhart should have a great game against the Redskins.

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