RB Adrian Peterson gave the Vikings' coaching staff and his teammates a scare on Monday afternoon -- and it had nothing to do with the left knee that he continues to rehab. Peterson had an allergic reaction to some seafood that he ate at lunch and had to be taken to the hospital.
“We had to rush him to the hospital, they diagnosed him and he is back at the dorm resting,” coach Leslie Frazier said later in the afternoon. “He's doing fine. He will pick back up with his rehab Tuesday. Everything is back to normal now. A little bit of a scare, but he is fine.”
Frazier described Peterson's symptoms as “shortness of breath, swelling in the face — the typical signs of someone who has an allergic reaction to food.” He said the staff called an ambulance that took him to a nearby hospital where he was treated and later released.
Frazier said that he thought Peterson had mentioned an allergic reaction to food in the past, but nothing as severe as this incident. Frazier said after Monday's practice that Peterson should return to practice on Tuesday.
“We anticipate him back in rehab tomorrow whether he is doing things in the pool or back out here on the field,” Frazier said.