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Peterson’s Sunday status in doubt with ankle sprain

While the Vikings are still a team fighting to get back in the playoff race, they did get some good news after an MRI on Adrian Peterson’s right ankle. 1500 ESPN reports that the MRI showed only a sprain, and his status for the Bills game Sunday in up in the air.

“We don’t think it’s any more than an ankle sprain,” Interim coach Leslie Frazier said during an interview with the “Reusse & Mackey” show on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. “Now it’s just a matter of what he can or can’t do.”

Peterson got hurt Sunday in Washington after Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander tackled him on a running play. He limped off the field and didn’t return.
Frazier had been vague about Peterson’s status during his Monday media conference, saying the evaluation process was ongoing. It’s assumed Peterson will be limited if he participates at all when practice resumes on Wednesday.

“We’ll know a little more (Wednesday) as he tries to put some weight on it and move around,” Frazier said. “We’re anxious to find out how he comes along.”

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21 Responses to “Peterson’s Sunday status in doubt with ankle sprain”

  1. wtfvikesfan says:

    Kfan is reporting that the Vikings have been contacted several times by 2 groups from Los Angeles trying to get the Vikings to move there!!! Zigi has visited the site of the new stadium in L.A. several times.

    If Minnesota doesn’t wake up and build a stadium, Vikings will be gone.

  2. wtfvikesfan says:

    PFT is also reporting this about L.A.

  3. wtfvikesfan says:

    maybe we will see T-Jack…

    Vikings drop the “L” word

    Posted by Mike Florio on November 30, 2010, 4:37 PM EST

    With the Vikings preparing for what could be their last push toward getting a new stadium built in Minnesota, the man in charge of the franchise’s efforts has invoked the name of a place that could send shock waves through Minnesota.

    Los Angeles.

    John Vomhof Jr. of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that Vikings Vice President of Stadium Development and Public Affairs Lester Bagley confirmed during an online chat that the team has been approached by the two groups that want to bring a team to Los Angeles.

    One group, led by Ed Roski, wants to build a stadium in City of Industry. The other, led by Tim Leiweke and Casey Wasserman, wants to build a stadium in downtown L.A. Leiweke recently told ESPN that his group will defer to the NFL regarding the selection of the team that would move to L.A.

    Though Bagley stressed that the Vikings want to find a stadium solution in Minnesota, Los Angeles provides them with leverage. And it also provides them with a viable alternative, if folks in Minnesota ultimately fail to authorize the use of public funds for a portion of the construction costs.

    Either way, something needs to happen soon. The Vikings’ lease at the Metrodome expires after the 2011 season.

  4. wtfvikesfan says:

    well finally it let the L.A. column go through.

  5. wtfvikesfan says:

    He is the one about Favre…

    sted by Mike Florio on November 30, 2010, 8:54 AM EST

    Here’s one that has slipped through the cracks over the weekend, primarily because the guy who reported it has been systematically marginalized by his employer over the past couple of years.

    According to ESPN’s John Clayton, a decision in the Brett Favre investigation could come within a week.

    Clayton also reports that Sterger last week gave the league “the final visual evidence,” whatever that means. Clayton says that Favre is expected to be re-interviewed this week.

    Though the obvious question is whether Favre sent lewd photos to Sterger, the question of whether the communications were welcome by Sterger becomes just as important, given that the potential violation of the Personal Conduct Policy arises from the possibility that Favre exposed a coworker to sexual harassment. The alleged conduct occurred in 2008, when Favre played for the Jets and when Sterger worked for the team as an in-house sideline reporter.

    Favre previously admitted leaving voice messages for Sterger, but he denied (or at a minimum did not admit) sending the photos. A forensics expert has been hired to trace the electronic footprints created by photos of a body part that leaves an entirely different mark in the sand. If Favre ultimately is faced with clear evidence that he sent the photos and if he previously denied it, it could be awkward at best for him to say, “Yeah, I sent them. But she was into it.”

  6. Jon says:

    :X … I live in Vegas… I think its meant to be for me.

    they’re gonna have the train running form vegas to LA, and it should only be a 2hr ride to downtown LA.

    Season Tickets here I come!!

    but in reality i would like it better if it stayed in Minnesota. .

  7. Dynalee10 says:

    NO to the LA VIKES! Come on people in Minny raise some hell get the politicians to take notice.

  8. Another Blonde Viking says:

    Losing another team to LA would really tork me off! (And you know, “Hell hath no fury like a Viking woman scorned…” Or something like that.)

    So, I’m hoping AD is well enough to run through the Bills on Sunday.

    Go Vikes!!

  9. c.carterhof says:

    Just build the damn thing, we dont want to PO Blondie.

    This is cool-
    It was cool to see the guys havin fun after that. Frazier gettin the win and the gatorade bucket.
    I like what im seeing from Leslie.
    I heard he told the offense to protect the ball like it was an injured child. Thats good coaching.

    • B. Grant says:

      Yes, that is cool, cart. A lot of team frustration and pressure was relieved with run. And while I despise any looking back with regrets in life, I can’t seem to avoid thinking about what might have been if Brett had made that same decision last January. Oh well…

  10. bigjohnny84 says:

    Agreed CC and ABV. I got a feeling Les Frazier is a damn good head coach and I’d like to see him stay for 2011. None of the big names will come to Minny anyway so lets see what hes got.

    • B. Grant says:

      johnny, have you or anyone heard any rumor to the effect that if Leslie is the coach, Favre would return for another year? One of my boys heard it from a reporter – but can’t remember who it was. Oh please, not this again!

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        No Coach I havent heard that rumor and I cant see Leslie going down that road.

      • Brett says:

        Hey Grant! Frazier has a better win percentage than you as HC! 🙂

        • B. Grant says:

          …and better than Vince Lombardi, and Don Shula, and George Halas, and Bill Walsh, and …

          so much for statistics. 🙂

          • Fran the Man says:

            You sound bitter coach. Did you get a hold of some bad Lutefish or something?

          • B. Grant says:

            Oh no, Fran, not bitter one bit. Very happy for Leslie. Just sayin…

            By the way, the term “bad Lutefisk” would be redundant, as there is no such thing as “good Lutefisk”, which would actually be an oxymoron. I have always encouraged Mrs. Grant to cook up a batch so we could put it on the front porch of our hated Packer neighbor. Mrs. Grant is a much nicer person than I am.

          • bigjohnny84 says:

            Hey Coach you got any inside information on who the 50 greatest Vikings are gonna be? I see the voting is closed on it.

          • B. Grant says:

            Actually, I do, johnny, but you didn’t hear it from me, OK? Word is that AP is on the list, but Berrian and Dugan are off. (I also know the status of Freds, but do not want to break that news here.)

            I say we all post our 50 and compare – who’s up for that?

          • bigjohnny84 says:

            Coach, maybe if Matt or Chris could do a post on the top 100 then we could pick our fifty out of that?

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