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Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:48 pm
 
PetersonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

After watching Adrian Peterson leave the Vikings game on a cart Sunday because of an ankle injury, it wasn’t surprising to hear fans freaking about the loss of one of the game’s top players. Afterward, Peterson’s X-rays came back negative, and when asked if he thought his season was in jeopardy, he said, "No, not at all. 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."

It sounds like that it’s at least a possibility.

As first reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, an MRI taken today showed that Peterson has a high ankle sprain, and a few minutes later, coach Leslie Frazier confirmed it, saying that it was a grade 1 sprain with some ligament damage and that Peterson will wear a walking boot for a few days. He also said Peterson could start light football activity as soon as Friday.

Overall, it’s probably the best news for which Peterson and his fans could have hoped. His status for the Falcons game next week is unknown, but it seems clear at this point that Peterson will return this season.

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Comments

Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:45 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

no dont take a week im in a wild card hunt!!!!!!!!!!!




Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

Yo Adrian!  I need you healthy for the fantasy playoffs in a few, take a week if you need it!



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

please shut up



Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

It doesn't matter because the Vikes are done and in a rebuild mode. The denfense is to long in the tooth and they need to pick up some offensive threats. Harvin is a nice weapon but not a true #1 Wr and Ponder is a up and coming rookie QB but AP needs some help and he has been the entire offense all year for MInn so the injury doesn't surprise me at all. I say sit him and play the Toby from stanford and let him get some work in. The Vikes are done!



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

Better off putting him on the shelf for the year. High ankle sprains can linger for a while and with there team going no where no sense in hurting him anymore. Take the good draft pick and get some help where you need it.



Since: Sep 16, 2008
Posted on: November 21, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

I would rather have the defenses not focused solely on Ponder



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

Is there any particular reason for him to come back this year? It will only hurt their draft position.


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