The Vikings were beating the Raiders 7-3 on Sunday when the worst thing imaginable (for Minnesota fans) happened: Adrian Peterson was carted off with an ankle injury.
Naturally, the Vikings ended up losing, but it wasn't all bad news in Week 11, as the X-rays on Peterson's ankle came back negative.
"I just got my ankle caught up on a defender and it got twisted up pretty bad," Peterson said via Viking Update. "The X-ray came back negative, so that’s a plus."
The Vikings running back said he didn't have any swelling on the ankle, but that was normal for his body, and that he would have an MRI on Monday to determine the full extent of the injury.
In "best" news, Peterson doesn't believe the injury is season-ending.
"No, not at all," Peterson said when asked if thought his season might be over. "That's not in my DNA. I'm going to try and get back as fast as I can and, God willing, I'll be up and ready to run this weekend."
The Vikings might feel differently about Peterson's status, especially given that they're not playing for much this year but Peterson's a tough dude, and seeing him out on the field in Week 12 wouldn't be all that shocking.
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