Monday, November 12, 2007

Adrian Peterson Will Miss At Least Next Week's Game

Just when I was starting to take a liking towards the rookie running back sensation from the Minnesota Vikings, there is finally something that can slow down this pony express. Adrian Peterson summarized it best:

"That pain was horrible. I don't know if you've ever experienced pain where you don't want anybody to touch you. Just be still for a few minutes until it calms down. That's the kind of pain it was. Not really knowing what to expect because it was my knee. I was just praying, 'God please, don't let it be anything serious.'"

Adrian Peterson will miss at least one game with a torn lateral collateral ligament. But the injury is not deemed serious enough to require surgery or jeopardize Peterson's season. Vikings coach Brad Childress ruled Peterson out for Sunday's game against Oakland, but wouldn't put a timetable on his recovery beyond that. Not that the Vikings' season can be saved, but Peterson is probably the best player the Vikings exploited since the days of Daunte Culpepper and Randy Moss.

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