Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been dealing with a nagging groin injury that led to his limited performance against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11. This week Peterson has been held out of practice and his status for the team’s Week 12 match up against the division rival Green Bay Packers.
While being without Peterson would be frightening for the fans and the team, the good news is that head coach Leslie Frazier says the team is “cautiously optimistic” about the availability of their star running back for Sunday.
“The groin has been bothering him,” Frazier said, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “We’ll see what we need to do this week. Is he able to practice (Thursday), or do we hold him back until Friday?”
If Peterson is unable to go on Sunday, which it looks like he should be able to do, then Toby Gerhart would take over the starting duties for the team. You don’t need to be told that this would obviously be a less than ideal situation for the Vikings.