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Adrian Peterson had a rough day in Baltimore.
The All-Pro running back of the Minnesota Vikings was shut down by the Ravens (13 yards on seven carries) before leaving the game with what appeared to be a painful ankle injury.
UPDATE: Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 12:05 a.m. ET by Patrick Clarke
ESPN NFL Nation reporter Ben Goessling reports that Peterson will not need surgery on his injured foot but will likely miss Minnesota's Week 15 matchup against Philadelphia:
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UPDATE: Sunday, Dec. 8, at 6:05 p.m. ET by Jesse Reed
It appears Peterson and the Vikings dodged a bullet. After Sunday's game, Josina Anderson of ESPN reported the running back had a "mid-foot sprain," but noted nothing was yet official:
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Ian Rapoport of NFL.com noted Peterson appeared to be in extreme pain after getting hit:
He needed to be carted off, according Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The Vikings reported on Twitter shortly thereafter that Peterson was in the locker room undergoing X-rays to determine the extent of the injury, and it wasn't much longer afterward that he was ruled out of the rest of the game:
After breaking the 2,000-yard threshold last year and helping the Vikings reach the playoffs, the 2013 season hasn't been as kind to Peterson. Still, he's the undisputed MVP to this team, and if he were to miss any extended time, it would be a huge blow to an already struggling offense.