Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings suffered a sprained foot in Sunday’ game against the Baltimore Ravens. He was shortly put in a walking boot thereafter, but now it has been announced that he is out of it.
But the team is preparing in case Peterson can’t suit up and play on Sunday. From ESPN,
Frazier said he’s more optimistic about running back Toby Gerhart, who strained his hamstring on a 41-yard touchdown run last Sunday, playing this week than Peterson, but added that Peterson is a quick healer.
Frazier said Peterson told him, ” ‘don’t worry about me, Coach; I’ll be ready to go.’ ”
The coach said Peterson would have to practice on Friday in order to play in Sunday’s game as the team needs to see him do something before clearing him to play.
It might be better for the Vikings if they just sat Peterson for at least the next game. They are not in a win-and-in situation, where they are fighting for a playoff spot. The only spot they’re fighting for is the number one draft pick in next year’s draft.