MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson sprained his left ankle at the end the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-21 loss to Oakland, and he didn’t return.

X-rays showed no breaks, coach Leslie Frazier said afterward, and Peterson was still in his shoulder pads on the sideline during the second half. He will have an MRI to make sure there’s no more damage. Peterson said he hoped to play next Sunday at Atlanta.

Peterson hobbled off the field after a tough 12-yard run through heavy traffic. His left ankle rolled hard as he was brought down by the Raiders, and he could barely put weight on it as he was helped to the sideline by team trainers. Peterson grimaced on the table while his ankle was looked at and rode on a cart to the locker room for further examination.

Peterson entered the week fifth in the NFL in rushing with 846 yards. He scored his 11th touchdown rushing before he got hurt and finished with 26 yards on six carries.

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Comments (5)
  1. Kevin says:

    This team sucks so bad! I am embarrased! Please go to California to loose!

    1. Jim Flaschberger says:

      Kevin……First I bleed purple, but let’s remember back in the 80’s and early 90’s when the packers really sucked before Farve. Thier fans stood behind them!!!!Nice to see your off the band wagon. Please stay off.

  2. Jake says:

    Give Peterson a week off — he has earned it. I saw the play, nothing malicious about it, just bad luck. Toby needs more reps anyway, he is a big part of the future of this team. It is too bad though, had he been in the game in the second half, the Vikes might have won the game, with one or two less interceptions….

  3. jeff says:

    Kevin, you should move to California, because you SUCK!!

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