Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was forced from Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens early in the game with what was later determined to be a foot sprain and not a Lisfranc foot injury that would have certainly ended his season.
He was forced to watch from the sideline as the Ravens and Vikings scored a combined 36 points in the final two minutes of the game, and he’ll likely miss this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles:
A RB update from Minn… RT @seankjensen: Vikings players were informed last night that Adrian Peterson will not play against the Eagles.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 15, 2013
#Vikings are expected to be without star RB Adrian Peterson (foot) today, as well as without backup Toby Gerhart (hamstring), per source
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 15, 2013
Peterson was in a walking boot after suffering what the team is calling a “mid-foot sprain” Sunday against the Ravens, and with the Vikings at 3-9-1, they may use this as an excuse to shut him down the final three weeks against the Eagles, Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions.
With Peterson and Gerhart now likely out, Matt Asiata is listed as the third running back on the team’s official depth chart along with Joe Banyard, who was signed from the practice squad recently.
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