WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-gold01, ww color gold

Vikings’ Peterson To Have MRI On Sprained Knee

View Comments
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Vikings Central
Shop for Vikings Gear
Buy Vikings Tickets

NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Frank & Maxie Visit The Lauritsen Family Farm
  2. 4 Things To Know For 8/01
  3. Physicist Invents Color-Changing Ice Cream
  4. Sneak Peak At This Year's 'Glamorama' Fashions
  5. ... And A Birthday Cake Too For Jamie!

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was scheduled for an MRI late Saturday after taking a direct hit to his left knee in Saturday’s 33-26 win over the Washington Redskins.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson had a sprained knee and would be evaluated after the team returned to Minnesota.

Peterson said he knew “it was something bad” the moment he was hit and that he was in “severe pain” on he lay on the field. He was hurt on a tackle by Redskins safety DeJon Gomes on a 3-yard gain on the first offensive play of the second half.

On the next play, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was hurt when sacked by Adam Carriker and London Fletcher. Frazier said Ponder had “concussion-like symptoms” and will be reevaluated in the coming days.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus