When Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson went down in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens, Vikings fans everywhere held their breath and continued to do so until they heard news on their running back’s ankle. After leaving the field on a cart, Peterson has spoken out about the injury and is trying to calm the masses who are concerned about his ankle.
Peterson spoke after the game and not only made it sound like he’d be fine in the long run, he mentioned that he didn’t take his pads off after the injury because he wanted to return to the game.
“Not at all. You should’ve seen me in here, trying to get back out there,” Peterson said, via ESPN.com. “I kept my pads on throughout most of the third quarter, until I finally was like, ‘I’m not going to be able to go.’
The question for Vikings fans now is when will Peterson be able to go. While the running back doesn’t believe the ankle injury will end his season, the Vikings will have to consider as much now that the season is lost. Bringing Peterson out for meaningless games at the end of the season, when he already gave them a big enough scare, isn’t the brightest thing to do.
Minnesota will monitor his ankle this week but even if Peterson wants to play, don’t expect the Vikings to rush him back just for the sake of it.