Adrian Peterson RB MIN 9 Hrs
ESPN's Vikings blogger Ben Goessling reports Adrian Peterson (foot) will not need surgery, but he is not expected to play in Week 15 against the Eagles.
Peterson is in a walking boot after suffering what the Vikings are calling a "mid-foot sprain" Sunday against the Ravens. The news that he doesn't need surgery is great for the long term, but we still need to consider Peterson questionable at best for the remainder of the 2013 season. The Vikings are 3-9-1. They'll be in full-blown evaluation mode for the final three weeks. Risking the franchise player's health may not be worth it. For however long Peterson is sidelined, Toby Gerhart will handle lead-back duties. He needs to be owned in all formats.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 16 Hrs
Adrian Peterson insisted Monday's MRI on his mid-foot sprain "came back great."
Peterson is seeing a foot specialist on Monday to see if he can keep playing this season. The good news is, a Lisfranc injury has been ruled out. "Well, it's a little painful," Peterson said. "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." Coach Leslie Frazier conceded Monday that the Vikings' 3-9-1 record "will factor" into Peterson's Weeks 15-17 availability.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 17 Hrs
Coach Leslie Frazier told reporters Monday that Adrian Peterson (mid-foot sprain) is "still being examined."
ESPN's Adam Schefter guessed on SportsCenter early Monday that Peterson's season is over, but Frazier hasn't given up hope just yet. We may not have another substantive update on Peterson's status until the Vikings resume practicing Wednesday. Owners shouldn't expect him to play in Week 15.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 1 Day
Adrian Peterson said he doesn't believe the foot sprain he sustained during Sunday's loss at Baltimore will end his season.
Peterson, who was unable to return after going down in the first half Sunday, admitted he is experiencing pain in his mid-foot area. X-rays were negative, but he's headed for an MRI on Monday. It's a scary place for an injury as mid-foot sprains can sometimes come with Lisfranc damage. And given the fact that the 3-9-1 Vikings are out of playoff contention, Peterson won't be pushed to play through too much pain. Toby Gerhart needs to be owned across the board until we know more.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 2 Days
The Vikings are now calling Adrian Peterson's injury a sprained right foot.
That was the extent of coach Leslie Frazier's post-game update. A sprained foot is typically more tricky than a sprained ankle, but there's no real way of knowing how serious Peterson's injury is just yet. He should be considered highly questionable for Week 15, but there's still a chance he'll suit up. Peterson's status will be updated no later than Monday afternoon, and likely sooner.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 2 Days
Adrian Peterson was forced from Sunday's game against the Ravens with a right ankle injury, and is questionable to return.
Peterson went down in a heap, remaining on the ground in pain for several minutes. It had the looks of a potentially serious injury as he was helped to the sideline, but AD was soon moving around on his own, testing his footing. He was eventually carted to the locker room, however. The good news is that AD appears to have avoided a truly serious injury, but he's likely done for the day. He had just seven carries for 13 yards before departing. Toby Gerhart is now in as the Vikings' feature back. Peterson should be considered highly questionable for Week 15.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 5 Days
Adrian Peterson (groin) remained out of Vikings practice Thursday.
AD is going to see extremely few practice reps as the Vikings look to keep him fresh down the stretch, but he's in no danger of missing or being limited in Sunday's game. Although the Ravens boast a solid run defense, Peterson is the No. 1 running back for Week 14.
Adrian Peterson RB MIN 9 Days
Adrian Peterson rushed 35 times for 211 yards in the Vikings' Week 13 upset win over the Bears.
He added two receptions, though Peterson didn't gain any passing yardage. The best running back of the modern era was a monstrous workhorse against a Bears defense that legitimately sold out to stop Minnesota's run game, consistently sending extra safeties into the box. Peterson broke countless tackles and ran with superb power, which are his trademarks. He's as dangerous as any player in football in the open field, and looked as healthy as ever against Chicago. He'll remain an elite RB1 in Week 14 at Baltimore.