Adrian Peterson: Latest Update on Vikings RB's Ankle Injury

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Adrian Peterson: Latest Update on Vikings RB's Ankle Injury
Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

A nagging ankle injury was severe enough to keep Adrian Peterson out of Minnesota Vikings practice early in Week 7, but he is listed as probable against the Arizona Cardinals.

The ankle has hampered Peterson throughout the season, but missing practices early in the week is likely just a way to minimize wear and tear before Sunday kickoff. There is no real reason to subject to Peterson to physical contact prior to game day.

He did return to practice on Friday, but this is an injury that will continue to bother him for awhile. Peterson said so himself, per Mark Sessler of

Since I twisted it up and it happened, it's been hurting consistently. Then we go out and play (against the Washington Redskins), it re-aggravates it, just the cutting and different things you're doing out there. So, it's sore, but you've just got to push through it.

Andy King/Getty Images

Will Adrian Peterson score a touchdown this week?

Submit Vote vote to see results

Peterson will not be able to test the waters against an easy run defense this week, though, as the Cardinals have allowed only three rushing touchdowns all season. Arizona does give up over 113 yards per game on the ground, but AP's struggles have stemmed from not finding the end zone.

After two rushing scores in Week 1, Peterson has yet to return to the land of six points. However, his ankle has not stopped him from being productive. AP has averaged at least 4.6 yards per carry in each of his last three starts.

It is clear that the ankle is bothered and could be re-aggravated at any point. But AP is healthy enough to play against Arizona and can always be counted on when he is on the lineup.

Follow Minnesota Vikings from B/R on Facebook

Follow Minnesota Vikings from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Minnesota Vikings

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.