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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