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Report: Peterson Won’t Play This Week, In A Walking Boot

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 6:44 am

ESPN’s Vikings blogger Ben Goessling reports Adrian Peterson will not need foot surgery, but he is not expected to play in Week 15 against the Eagles.

Peterson is in a walking boot after suffering what the Vikings are calling a “mid-foot sprain” Sunday against the Ravens. Peterson had previously told media members that he planned on playing. The news that he doesn’t need surgery is great for the long term, but Peterson is clearly questionable at best for the remainder of the 2013 season. The Vikings are 3-9-1 overall and it makes no sense to risk him for the future.

Toby Gerhart will handle lead-back duties in Peterson’s stead.

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