Allen, Hutchinson Dealing With Concussions; Peterson, Ponder In Good Shape

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 19, 2011 – 3:28 pm

A pair of important offensive starter who entered Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints coming off injuries – Adrian Peterson (ankle) and Christian Ponder (hip) – came out of the game no worse for the wear, according to Vikings Head Coach Adrian Peterson.

The news wasn’t so good for a pair of other starters, though, as Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier disclosed at his customary Monday press conference that both CB Asher Allen and LG Steve Hutchinson sustained concussions. Allen and Hutchinson will follow the NFL’s concussion protocol in their recovery, and their status for this weekend’s game against the Washington Redskins is unknown.

Frazier also said that S Jarrad Page is dealing with a hamstring injury. Outside of those five names, though, Frazier said that no other Vikings sustained injuries that will prevent them from practicing this week. The Vikings and Redskins will be operating on a short week this week because most of the NFL’s games will be played on Saturday.


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