Adrian Peterson left Sunday’s 17-13 Vikings win over the Redskins in the second quarter with an ankle injury and, despite spending the whole second half hopping up and down on the sideline, did not return to the game. In his stead, Toby Gerhart ran for a workmanlike 76 yards on 22 carries, helping the Vikings grind out a ball-control-style victory.
Obviously, any time Adrian Peterson suffers any kind of ding it sends cold shivers up the spines of the Vikings and their fans. Those shivers will have to continue for a few more days, as Peterson continues to be evaluated. Right now, the word is that he has a sprained ankle. In his Monday presser, Brad Childress Leslie Frazier said the Vikings still don’t know the severity of Peterson’s injury.
AD’s sprain was not the only one suffered in Sunday’s game. Steve Hutchinson also sprained a thumb, as confirmed by a Monday MRI. And then there was Ray Edwards who left the game with a sprained ankle. Brian Robison entered the contest in Edwards’ place and promptly notched a sack.