Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson has had a rough week to say the least. He was not at the team’s practice on Wednesday because he was attending his son’s funeral, who passed away from injuries due to assault. The accused assaulter is Joseph Patterson, boyfriend of of the toddler’s mother.
He ultimately returned to practice on Thursday, however was also limited because of yet another setback. It seems as though All Day is suffering from a hamstring injury, which kept him out of most of Thursday’s practice.
According to Ben Goessling of ESPN.com,
Peterson has not been on the Vikings’ injury report because of a hamstring ailment this year, and while a major injury would likely have kept Peterson out of the entire practice, a lingering hamstring issue could pose a problem for the reigning NFL MVP on Monday night against the New York Giants. The Vikings, of course, construct their offense heavily around Peterson, and they’re certainly hoping he’ll be ready to go with Josh Freeman playing his first game this week.
It just seems that Adrian Peterson can’t catch a break these past few days. It would obviously be great for the organization if he can suit up and play on Monday night, as they will be playing with Josh Freeman under center, who will be starting his first game for the Vikings. Not to mention the team’s offense has basically revolved around Peterson. But if he has some sort of lingering hamstring injury, the last thing he needs is for it to worsen.