Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart has been diagnosed with a torn MCL, a team spokesman told The Charlotte Observer. Coach Ron Rivera said prior to this announcement he was hopeful Stewart would play again this season, but the new diagnosis could change Stewart's status.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier revealed Monday running back Toby Gerhart tweaked his hamstring late in Sunday's loss at Baltimore. Gerhart did account for a 41-yard touchdown run with 1:27 remaining, as the two teams swapped leads five times in the last 2:05.
A club official confirmed to the Pioneer Press that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not need surgery for his sprained foot. However, his playing status for Week 15 vs. Philadelphia will be determined if and when he no longer needs a walking boot.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said Monday quarterback Christian Ponder has been cleared to return after sitting out Sunday's game against the Ravens with a concussion. However, Frazier said he hasn't made a decision on who will start at quarterback Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes "should miss a few weeks" with the ankle injury he suffered in the fourth quarter of the Week 14 loss at Baltimore, reports NFL Network. Rhodes has 48 tackles and a forced fumble this season.