Peterson Has High Ankle Sprain; Status For Sunday Unknown

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 21, 2011 – 12:57 pm

Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier met with reporters on Monday and he provided an update on RB Adrian Peterson, who was forced out of Sunday’s game in the 2nd quarter after injuring his ankle. Frazier says Peterson suffered a high ankle sprain and will be in a walking boot for the next couple of days.

Frazier added that there is some ligament damage, that the ankle sprain is a Grade 1 sprain, and that Peterson will try and practice on Friday to see if he’ll be able to play on Sunday.

“The good news is it’s nothing more serious than that, the fact that it is an ankle sprain and he’ll recover from it,” Frazier said. “It’s just the matter of the amount of time he’ll miss. We’ll have a better indication toward the end of the week.”

On other injury news, Frazier said that TE Kyle Rudolph has a quad contusion and will be day-to-day. Fellow TE Visanthe Shiancoe suffered a mild strain to his hamstring. Finally, Frazier had good news on the Erin Henderson front, saying the starting LB should be available for this Sunday’s game in Atlanta.

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  1. By meswant on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    I am glad that it is not serious!!!! Though I am beginning to think that the Vikings should use him & Harvin in limited ways so they are not seriously injured this season. Time for the Vikings to see who can do what (though us fans can already see – weird how the coaches miss it all but hey) & start getting ready to boot players who do not earn their pay cheques!!!!

  2. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Remember 98!!!!

  3. By Douglas Oswald on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Well, it finally happened. Adrian gets hurt. It is hard to watch the Vikings games and see how their play calling is so predictable. Up the middle, up the middle, up the middle. No running back could take the pounding Adrian has this season. Isn’t it time to evaluate the terrible job the offensive line is doing? Arn’t they supposed to “open holes” for their running backs? All of the blame for the past few years have been blamed on the quarterbacks. Farve, Jackson, McNabb, etc. When is the last time you have seen one of the Vikings quarterbacks have enough time to set and look for a receiver? Seems like every pass has to be a “hail mary” type. Throw it and hope somebody catches it.

  4. By Kody Wiig on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Yea keep em out he don’t need to prove anything to us

  5. By vikeforever on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    I agree, keep AP out and replace all the positions with 2nd string with the exception of Jared because he is chasing the sack record and CP needs the experience There is no need to try to get a win when they know they do not have a winning product on the field only few good parts still performing but not enough to compensate for all the deficencies.

  6. By Deertracks on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier, since you are not going to use Joe Webb, why not trade him to the Chicago Bears for a couple of first round picks? Now that Cutler is out with a bad thumb. The Bears know how to use a good QB like Webb..The Vikings could then use those first round picks to build an Offensive line to replace that Swiss Cheeze thing we have in place now…

  7. By Kyle on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    one why would the bears want joe webb and we use him for and option kinda of game plan, what i say we do i put him in as a reciever to get the defense mixed up and maybe once or twice a game run a tricky play and fool them but all the bad things that happen out of us being terrible this year is that we get good picks and thats ok we are rebuilding our franchise, we need recievers, sure percy, michael jenkins, greg carmarillo, and devin aromashadu are nice but we need a primary guy who we can go to in the redzone and get those yards that are needed. We also need DB’s. We wouldnt be so bad if chris cook hadnt beat his girlfriend but he did and he was our best pass defense corner, asher allen isnt good, cedric never was and antoine is getting old so what do we have. benny sapp who i am happy we got back hes an ok player and brandon burton who never gets playing time and marcus sherels we NEED DB’S TERRIBLY. it would help to if we had a nice o line too help CP

  8. By Deertracks on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    It is obvious what Frazier thinks of Webb…Frazier has Webb in the number THREE spot on the roster..If Ponder gets hurt (which he most likely will, what with the non-Oline the vikings have), that means McNumbNuts comes back onto the field to dust off the feet of the recievers…

  9. By CaribooBill on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    NFL network says Bears are looking for a VETERAN QB – we have one!

  10. By alex on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    The trade deadline is up Bill… the Bears can only get a QB from waivers…

  11. By aaron rodgers on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Why do the vikings suck so much at life?

  12. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

  13. By aaron rodgers on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    You all seem like such girlie-men, really just very strange boys that normally hang around the penn state locker room asking joe paterno if he wants some little beef stick.

  14. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    6 games to go and then what? What, where, and why? No new Stadium, will there be a Minnesota Vikings in 2012, who knows.

  15. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Despair has come to Minnesota once more. Look to the brighter side of things, if the Vikings do stay in Minnesota they will have an easier schedule in 2012.

  16. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

  17. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Will the Vikings be forced to play one more year in the dome due to a clause in the lease? Who knows?

  18. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe there is two wins left for the vikings after all. 4-12? that is if the defense show up to play.

  19. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Are there any defensive players on the waivers that can play for six games?

  20. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    So many questions and only the coaches with the front office can answer them.

  21. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    How about getting a GM to pick, and trade this next year? How about that Minnesota Vikings?

  22. By DRS on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Until then

  23. By Derek on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    We just need to build an O-line, and a secondary, and we can be a good team. i believe we have found our Qb for the next 10 years, its just a matter of if the O-line can protect him enough so he doesn’t get hurt.

  24. By TYCHEE on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes gotta draft a stud wideout, then address o-line!

  25. By Viking-ology on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    This last presser sounded exactly like the first one of the year- ‘we’ve got to find a way to get better’ and ‘we battled but had costly penalties’. There is no stucture to this team going forward- it seems like a mish-mash of play calling and hoping for a positive result.

  26. By TYCHEE on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Penalties definitely been not helping… Can we say Justin Blackmon, championship!!

  27. By 61vikings on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Sit AP for a week!! Let’s see what Toby Gerhart can do playing a whole game!! This guy was a stud in college and an every down back!! It’s time to empty the bench and see what you have with some of these guys!! Webb at wideout, Percy returning every kick, this guy is so dangerous returning kicks!! He could be another Devin Hester if we let him return every kick!! Open it up and let it all hang out!! What do you have to lose, you already have lost 8 games and counting!!

  28. By vike0din on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    do you get some weird form of sexual pleasure from posting comments on vikings’ pages, there’s something I wan to tell you, Aaron Rodgers, it really doesn’t bother people, you are wasting your time, your team is having a good season, so revel in the glory over on some packers page, at least there you wont be lowering the total IQ of the average commenter.

  29. By Canadian Vikes Fan on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    LOL Joe Webb for a couple of first round picks. In a perfect world bro.

  30. By Maryland Boy Troy on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Im not a fan of drafting a reciever in the top 10 in the 1st round.There have been so many recievers taken in the first round who are complete bust ala B. Berrian.I dont follow college football very much so can someone tell me who is the top rated Left tackle is .Also i see the name Blackmon mentioned a lot on this site what position does he play?

  31. By Roninmn.. on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Mike Wobschall, read the last post from Aaron Rogers. Considering what those kids have been through at Penn State, I think our site should have a code of ethics, To allow someone to post comments like that takes away from the integrity of the Vikings web site. Do what is right and keep this slug off our web site. thanks

  32. By CaL on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Justin Blackmon from Oklahoma State is a WR top 5 draft pick.

  33. By CaL on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    look up Alshon Jeffrey from S. Carolina WR 6’4″ 229lbs.

  34. By CaL on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikes can Draft ,trade etc. but the players still have to learn the playbook on offense and defense. Quite frankly I think the playbook and the individual attitudes of some(Not All) players is simply not where it needs to be in order for this team to be good. the fact is many of the problem positions may take multiple yrs. of 1st round picks to fix.

  35. By CaL on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    As much as it hurts to say this, I truly think It would be wiser for Minnesota to draft the best CB or safety available instead of a WR in the 1st round. Now is the perfect time to get a up and coming CB or Safety to replace Griffen.

  36. By CaL on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    But I know they want to give Ponder a Receiver to throw to so I would choose Alshon Jeffrey S. Carolina Junior 6’4″ 229lbs. reminds me of Calvin Johnson!! the more I watch this kid the more I like him.

  37. By Maryland Boy Troy on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    I hope the vikings draft the best offensive tackle with their first pick if their is an OT that warrants being picked in the top 5 of round 1.Preferbly a left tackle to protect Ponders blind side for the next 10 or 12 years.

  38. By purplehaze1 on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    keep AP out…he has more than done his share…this season is toast…give all the young guys an opportunity (except JA as one poster noted)…see what we have that is worth keeping (if anything). one other thing…rotate CP and Webb at QB…give them both some reps..CP gets experience and we get to see if Webb has anything in the QB department…oh and sit Spielman too…check that he’s firmly attached to the chair as it is…kick him to the curb…GO VIKES!!!

  39. By VegasVike on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    I second roninmn, this site should have safeguards against statements like that. What’s this world coming to

  40. By Arrow86 on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Lets dump Spielman and Frazier. Someone else mentioned Jeff Fischer. He’d be a good replacement for Leslie. He’s has a little fire in his belly. We don’t have enough talent at GM. Speilman is a total joke.

  41. By SaskatchewanVikesFan on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    I still say take Emmanuel Arceneaux off the practice roster to give us a legit deep threat!!!

  42. By dwang86 on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    Drafting isn’t just about picking your most needed position, you have to look at the players available and get the most out of your picks. A common mistake fans make is assume you have to draft based solely on needs but that leads to reaching for players.

    this is a strong cb draft so we can get a quality cb in the second round, and there are no good safeties to take in the first round. OT would be great but there are only two worth taking with a top ten pick, if both are off the board and if blackmon is available it would be more prudent to pick him up instead of reaching for the third best OT with a top ten pick

  43. By Alex on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    I think Peterson will play on Sunday, because he is not a wuss. He is the most prolific player in the NFL and well to be honest we cant afford to lose him. We play the Falcons on Sunday and they are looking good except for the run d.They still have some holes to fill and if we have Peterson in on Sunday we will do fine. I think the way that Ponder played we should have pulled him and played McNabb he at least he makes a bad situation and turns it into something descent. Why do we have Gerhart as are back up running back we need to play him as a fullback he is a big guy and would be a great blocker for Peterson and Ponder. I like the speed of Booker so i think he should get the back up position and not Gerhart. I thought Ben Sapp played well for his first game back in the Purple and Gold uniform. We need to hurry up and gt Cook back i know Winfield is lost for the season so we need our other top CB in the game. So when it is time to draft a player we need to focus o CB’s and OT’s this year we will keep McNabb unless we can some how get Manning from the Colts because they are getting Andrew Luck with the first pick this year. If that is the case we will start Manning and keep Ponder as a back up to Manning. So lets get Asante Samuels from the Eagles because it is clear that he doesn’t want to be there anymore and lets make next season a Superbowl year. I also think that we need a new WR this up coming year. I think Aromashado is sold once he gets to know the playbook better. Lets keep Harvin in the slot because thats were he is the best at. He is like Wes Welker he is a slot guy. As for safety ther might be at least 1 safety that is unhappy with his contract and lets sign him to some money. I think the Desan Jackson wont be an Eagle this up coming year lets pursue him this year as well. If we do these things we will have a shot next year.
    PS i haven’t given up on the Vikings i know the season is lost but lets win the rest of the season to show people that we mean business. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO VIKINGS.

  44. By Old School on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    DRS mentioned that the bright side of this mess this year would or will be an easier schedule……………………REALLY?! I can bet you one thing…………they will be playing 6 games in the NFC North Division against 3 teams that can’t beat right off the bat! They had a sud 500 record last year that placed them with a not so rough schedule brother!

    Like I have said, this team is soooo far behind the 8-ball even in their own division, that for them to even think about crawling out of this hole that they are in they will need to do some crazy and needed evils to do this and the first two are to trade A.P. for draft picks and then fire the whole coaching staff and bring in somebody witha attitude and give this team an identity!

  45. By DRS on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    Old School that may be, you can look at it this way, The Vikings cannot do much worse than this year, of course they could go 0-16, that is true to, we can hope they can see the light and do something to fix the holes they have.

    We can as well hope they stay in Minnesota despite the people of Minnesota.

    We can hope and try to look to the sunnier side of life and hope someday the Viking can finish a year with a SB win.

    We can hope.

  46. By DRS on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone have a great Thanksgiving, and here is to hope in a Vikings win next week.

    Bye for now.

  47. By DRS on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    BTW Everyone knows what the Vikings need, we can only hope that the owners can see what we see and do something about it.

    Here is to hope and a great day.

  48. By Regfan on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe the Vikings can win the last game of the season to prove THEY CAN WIN When it doesn’t matter

  49. By Garr on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    What the vikes need is o-lineman that can block , speedy linebackers that can hit and play with passion .Corners that can cover. Lets hope we get some of that in the off season.

    These last two games have made me really angry. Peace. Sorry.


  50. By lessleslienow on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    I am of the opinion that a WELL-COACHED team can win this weekend.
    The use of Gerhard and Harvin (who I personally think is already being overused), should be enough to sustain a running game that can then sustain the passing game that should sustain several drives, at least until Ponder can see the HUGE target in the middle of the stands that says-and I don’t quote:

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