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Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

Posted on: November 21, 2011 1:48 pm
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PetersonPosted by Josh Katzowitz

After watching Adrian Peterson leave the Vikings game on a cart Sunday because of an ankle injury, it wasn’t surprising to hear fans freaking about the loss of one of the game’s top players. Afterward, Peterson’s X-rays came back negative, and when asked if he thought his season was in jeopardy, he said, "No, not at all. 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."

It sounds like that it’s at least a possibility.

As first reported by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, an MRI taken today showed that Peterson has a high ankle sprain, and a few minutes later, coach Leslie Frazier confirmed it, saying that it was a grade 1 sprain with some ligament damage and that Peterson will wear a walking boot for a few days. He also said Peterson could start light football activity as soon as Friday.

Overall, it’s probably the best news for which Peterson and his fans could have hoped. His status for the Falcons game next week is unknown, but it seems clear at this point that Peterson will return this season.

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Since: May 5, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 11:27 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

I would shut him down for the season.  The Vikings stink and are going nowhere this year.  Why risk further damage for the most talented player on the team.  I wonder if he's being treated more like a princess or a slave as he claimed during the work stoppage? 



Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 10:34 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

Im really happy that the injury isnt serious. I was holding my breath when he was carted off i was thinking OMG my fantasy team is ruined. On a serious matter i really am glad  he is OK.


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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: November 21, 2011 9:08 pm
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Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:50 pm
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Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:44 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

As a Vikings fan I really hope the team is careful with this injury.  The Vikings are 2 and 8 and there is no point in risking futher injury druing a lost season.  Peterson has the heart of a lion and he will definately want to play.  I wouldn't mind them sitting him for a couple of weeks and save his legs for next year. 



Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 6:38 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

What's the point of rushing back to play when your team's season is done? Get healthy first, they will be waiting for you...



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:59 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

First of get off the fantasy players. It's a game. It's fun. If a member of your fantasy team becomes injured or whatever players of the game have every right to be upset.It's no different than people getting upset over video games or Eagle fans cheering when a Cowboy's player receives a career ending injury or a baseball fan being beat up for wearing the opposing teams jersey.
That being said I don't want to sit here and hear about my season is lost because of AP. If your entire fantasy team depends on AP you're not that good, do what the Vikings will do and replace him. Fantasy football is one of the main reasons the younger generation is becoming more familiar with the NFL teams and players outside their own market. Fantasy football is entertainment no different than the NFL itself.
Now with that being said heres to the Vikings looking out for AP and benching him for as long as need be for him to remain a vital part of their team by being absolutely healthy, after all the Vikings are not playing for anything but pride at this point . They will not make the playoffs with or without AP.Smile




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

Having had a high ankle sprain, I would agree it makes little sense for him to come back, except that he wants to and is paid to play.

As far as fantasy points, if the discussion is going to be there, this is really the best case scenario for me.  I have a league playoffs coming up in a few weeks that I already have a berth for so he can take his time coming back.  In the meantime, I have a league playoffs coming up this weekend that my opponent has him, so he should take his time coming back :).  But seriously, those are only games so not a big deal one way or the other.

Here is to hoping he heals soon and well for the sake of the real game.



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 21, 2011 4:08 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

To anyone who takes the time out to comment on somoe who comments about the impact of an injury on their fantasy team I can only say, right back at you......

Truth is these athletes are commodities who mean as much to the average fan as the average fan means to the player, NOTHING. Weren't we through this with Arian Foster?????




Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: November 21, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Peterson has high ankle sprain, could return soon

To anyone who post fantasy football posts on an injury b/c AP is on their team.  Seriously......Get a life you losers. 


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