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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