Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was carted off of the field in Week 14 after suffering a foot sprain, which leaves his status moving forward very much in doubt. The good news is that Peterson avoided a Lisfranc injury and will not need surgery, but he is still very doubtful for this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, an MRI and CT scan revealed no fractures or structural damage, but Peterson remains in a walking boot and it is still too early to tell when he will be able to return.
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that the team’s chances of making the postseason will influence when Peterson returns, so if he doesn’t go this week and the team drops another game, it is very possible that he will be shut down for the season.
If that is the case, Toby Gerhart will take over as the team’s starting running back, assuming he can fulling recover from his hamstring injury by Sunday, with Matt Asiata serving as his back up.