Dec 8, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) gets carted off the field against the Baltimore Ravens at M

Adrian Peterson Has a Mid-Foot Sprain

Adrian Peterson left Sunday’s game at Baltimore with an apparent ankle injury. After undergoing an MRI however, initial word is that the injury is actually to Peterson’s right foot and not the ankle. The injury is being characterized as a mid-foot sprain at this time.

A mid-foot sprain certainly does not sound as serious as an injury to the ankle, but then again I’m not a medical professional. Sprains of any kind are bad news no matter where they happen, especially if they’re to the lower body.

Peterson suffered the injury in the first half. He appeared to have a defender fall on his foot while being tackled and spent some time on the frozen Baltimore turf in obvious pain. He was finally carted off, but not until after a little sideline drama where he waved off the cart and even tried walking off the injury.

Peterson left M&T Bank Stadium at halftime to undergo an MRI, but was able to return to the sideline all bundled up to watch the rest of the Vikings’ exciting game against the Ravens. Of course Adrian will not abandon his guys in the heat of battle. He’s going to be there no matter what.

Hopefully they’re at least making him stay off the injured foot.

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