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Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart out vs. Eagles


Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) dives during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Bears 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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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