This picture wasn't taken today. It's hard for a person to do drills like this when their face is all swollen. (Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE)
So, there was Vikings' star running back Adrian Peterson this afternoon at training camp, eating his lunch (which consisted, at least in part, of jambalaya). . .and the next thing you know, he was having trouble breathing and his face had swelled up.
Turns out that Peterson had an allergic reaction to some of the shrimp that was part of the jambalaya being served at the cafeteria at Winter Park for lunch today. 911 was called, and the reaction was successfully treated, with Peterson being cleared to resume his rehab from his knee injury on Tuesday. In fact, he was back in his dorm room before the afternoon practice session came to an end.
The Vikings were not aware that Peterson had any sort of food allergy. . .from the sounds of things, it doesn't even appear that Peterson was aware that Peterson had any sort of food allergy.
Asked if Peterson had any known food allergy, Frazier said, "I'm not certain of that. I know he had mentioned that there was a time early in his life where he had an allergic reaction, maybe not quite as severe as this. So, I'm not sure if he knew when he was eating that food that it would create what it did.
"I don't think he would have eaten it if he'd known."
Well. . .yeah, I really don't think he would have, either.
But, the important thing is that Peterson is fine now, and will be back at Winter Park doing drills for Eric and Arif. . .and some others, too, I guess. . .tomorrow morning.