Vikings Hope To Learn More On Peterson Injury Monday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 21, 2011 – 9:24 am

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson left Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders with an ankle injury. He was unable to return to action, obviously leading to concern about his status for this weekend’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, and possibly about his status even after that.

During his post-game press conference, Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier gave no indication that Peterson had sustained a significant ankle injury, but Frazier also couldn’t be definitive about the injury because more tests are to be conducted on Monday.

“Adrian has an ankle sprain,” Frazier said after the game. “We’ll do an MRI to learn more about it, but right now it has been diagnosed as a sprain.”

Frazier will meet with reporters again today, so perhaps he’ll have further updates on Peterson’s injury. 

Peterson spoke to reporters after the game, and he also couldn’t be sure as to the extent of the injury. Peterson said his ankle “got twisted up pretty bad” and that x-rays on the ankle came back negative, which is a positive. Asked if he’s tempted to “shut it down” for a couple of weeks because of the team’s record, Peterson was adamant in his answer.

“No, not at all,” he said. “That’s not in my DNA. I’m going to try and get back as fast as I can and, God willing, I’ll be up and ready to run this weekend.”

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13 Responses to “Vikings Hope To Learn More On Peterson Injury Monday”

  1. By Parody on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Well, how about that? The tag cloud has no more Favre or Childress! Thanks for doing something about that Mike!

    There’s still a few old names on there, but it’s nice to see that the biggest annoyances have been removed. Keep up the good work!

  2. By Parody on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    I love AP’s work ethic, but I hope it doesn’t make things worse. With our record, we would probably benefit if Gerhart started for a game or two, and built up some trade value. I’d hate to see AP make the injury worse by returning to the field too early, especially considering the situation we’re in right now.

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

    If this team had more AP’s and JA’s we would be in the hunt every year!! I, like many Viking fans’, would love to see some more of the bench players to see what they can do because we know what the starters can do and it’s not much!! Give them some playing time to see what you have going into next year!! You gave the rookie QB a chance so let’s see some more of the rooks on this team!!

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

    Good work Parody. I do see the Monday blog has been wiped out– all of our discussion disappears– makes one not want to blog. I still want an answer from the horse’s mouth as to the timing of the decision to remove these blogs.

  5. By GMan on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings play of late is atrocious. We look like a junior varsity high school team playing against pro teams. The Raiders looked ridiculous yesterday and committed 125 yards in penalties. They were trying desperately to give the game away to us on our home turf….and we are so inept that we couldn’t even do that. Boo Vikings!!!!!!!

  6. By DuaneN on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Why does anyone even look at the tags?

  7. By erik on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Chris Cook another wasted draft pick

  8. By Twoodsnvikes on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    ha no one wanted to see us in prime time so our game got moved

  9. By Justin F on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Parody, you might as well complain about Darrell Bevell and Sage Rosenfels being on there too.

  10. By Twoodsnvikes on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    I think we can all say goodbye to Cook, charged with a second felony, no way he doesn’t get time unless his lawyers work some kind of crazy magic and can get it all thrown out

  11. By Regfan on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    Now they can’t use Peterson on dumb plays anymore…but I wish they could use Webb as as a WR,especially with his speed,…oh well

  12. By SaskatchewanVikesFan on Nov 21, 2011 | Reply

    i still say take Emmanuel Arceneaux off the practice roster and give us his deep threat ability!!

  13. By Rocksalt on Nov 22, 2011 | Reply

    FINALLY- They updated the tag cloud! See? One quick call to the Geek Squad……….problem solved

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