Report: Adrian Peterson Likely To Miss Week 15’s Game


Ben Goessling of reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson‘s foot sprain will not require surgery, but he is not expected to suit up in Week 15.

Peterson is currently in a walking boot, but the Vikings won’t know whether or not he play until it’s removed later in the week.

Backup RB Toby Gerhart reportedly tweaked his hamstring last weekend, so we’ll have to see how he progresses this week as well. Matt Asiata is currently the Vikings third-string running back.


Adrian Peterson told reporters on Monday that his MRI on his mid-foot sprain “came back great.”

“Well, it’s a little painful,” Peterson said, via Minneapolis Star-Tribune“Obviously it kept me out of the game. The MRI came back great so that’s good. Just got to get a CT scan to make sure the bone is OK.”

Peterson will see a foot specialist on Monday and will have more X-rays taken along with a CT scan.

“Initially you don’t know exactly what’s going on when you’re feeling it,” Peterson said. “That initial contact definitely didn’t feel good. I was kind of worried. But kind of cleared up a little bit after getting the MRI. I’ll see how things play out after the CT scan.”


Minnesota Vikings HC Lezlie Frazier told reporters on Monday that they are still examining RB Adrian Peterson‘s mid-foot sprain he suffered in Week 14’s game against the Ravens.

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter said of Peterson’s injury; “You’d think that it’s going to end his season,” per Evan Silva of Rotoworld.

Considering that Peterson had to be carted off the field on Sunday, the fact that his injury is only considered to be a sprain is at least an encouraging sign.

Peterson told reporters that he believes the injury will not end his season, but given that the Vikings are eliminated from the playoffs and currently have a record of 3-9-1, it may not be worth it to rush him back to field.

Peterson is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday, so we should have more information at some point in the near future.

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