Week 14 was a cruel week, with weather and the injury bug biting teams in a big way. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski tore his ACL and MCL, Arizona Cardinals rookie defensive back Tyrann Mathieu tore his ACL and LCL and then Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson went down with a lower leg injury of his own.
There was no official word on the severity of Peterson’s right foot sprain until today and Vikings fans are now able to breathe a sigh of relief.
Peterson was able to avoid any broken bones and damaged ligaments, but perhaps the greatest news about the sprain is he avoided the dreaded Lisfranc variety. There are still some tests to be done , but hopefully the news will continue to be positive.
“Well, it’s a little painful,” Peterson said of his foot, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Obviously it kept me out of the game. The MRI came back great so that’s good. Just got to get a CT scan to make sure the bone is OK.
“Initially you don’t know exactly what’s going on when you’re feeling it. That initial contact definitely didn’t feel good. I was kind of worried. But kind of cleared up a little bit after getting the MRI. I’ll see how things play out after the CT scan.”
Peterson has been able to stay relatively healthy since return from his torn ACL from two seasons ago, so hopefully he doesn’t miss much time and he will be able to help the Vikings offense finish out the year strong.