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Adrian Peterson Injury: Peterson Avoids Serious Damage

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The Minnesota Vikings finally get some good news

Larry French

It appears that superduperstar running back Adrian Peterson didn't suffer any serious injuries when he left the Ravens game early in the second quarter.

Peterson caught a pass from QB Matt Cassel, and as he approached the sideline he noticeably grimaced, went out of bounds, and immediately began grabbing his ankle. After remaining on the ground for an eternity, he was able to walk off the field under his own power. He didn't return to the game, and in fact left the stadium to go get some medical tests done.

Today it was revealed he suffered a mid-foot sprain, but tests so far have shown no ligament damage, broken bones, or a Lisfranc injury, conditions that would have ended his season.

The Vikings have not yet said whether or not Peterson will be able to play this week against the Philadelphia Eagles, but unless a CT scan comes back and shows damage that previous tests have not, the reigning NFL MVP will not miss the rest of the season.

We can debate whether or not playing Peterson for what amounts to be three meaningless games is a good idea or not, but if they do hold him out, with possibly the exception of this week, it will be as a precautionary reason and not out of medical necessity.

It's nice to get some good news after what we've been through, isn't it?