Adrian Peterson has an abdominal injury but it’s not expected to keep the running back out of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers as he chases the single-season all-time rushing record.
Peterson sits at 1,898 yards for the season and needs just 102 to reach 2,000 yards. Peterson also requires just 208 yards to break Erick Dickerson’s single-season record and he is ready to play on Sunday, Fox Sports reported.
Adrian Peterson‘s injury has the running back listed on the Minnesota Vikings’ weekly injury report, but head coach Leslie Frazier said he was carefully monitoring how much work Peterson got in practice to keep him ready.
“We’ll have to see how he does this week, how much work that we’ll give him as we get ready for this ballgame, which will be a huge ballgame for our team,” Frazier said.
At 9-6, the Vikings control their own playoff destiny and would be assured of a berth if they can beat the Packers. This is quite a surprise for a team that came into the season with low expectation, especially given the injury that sidelined Peterson last season. Thanks mostly to Peterson’s rushing the Vikings could be headed to the playoffs and Peterson himself is a candidate for both MVP and Comeback Player of the Year.
The Adrian Peterson injury happened sometime during the fourth quarter of his team’s 23-6 win over the Houston Texans last week, Yahoo! Sports reports.
If somehow Adrian Peterson’s injury keeps him out of the game or even hampers his rushing ability, the Vikings could be in trouble. The team’s offense is geared at times solely around Peterson’s rushing,and quarterback Christian Ponder has struggled when trying to do too much.