As was reported earlier, Peterson was held out of practice Thursday and will remain limited to keep him fresh while he nurses the injured groin.
The reigning NFL MVP and perennial Pro Bowler leads the league with 1,208 rushing yards thus far this season and is second in total touchdowns with 11.
Minnesota is coming off a hard-fought 23-20 overtime win over the Chicago Bears that saw Peterson rush 35 times for 211 yards, one week after playing for the dreaded tie against the Green Bay Packers – Peterson rushed for 146 yards on 32 carries with a touchdown in that game.
According to NBC Sports’ Mike Wilkening, Peterson’s injury will be something he will have to deal with for the remainder of the season. Based on his numbers, it looks like it isn’t slowing him down too much and limiting him in practice is certainly working.
“We’ll have to manage it throughout the rest of the remainder of the regular season,” Vikings’ head coach Leslie Frazier said.
Baltimore ranks 6th in the NFL against the rush, giving up 100.1 yards per game.