Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a high left ankle sprain and will be in a walking boot through at least Thursday, according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
He’ll try to do some work in practice on Friday to determine if he’ll be able to play in Sunday’s game at Atlanta, coach Leslie Frazier said today.
Frazier called it a “Grade 1-type of sprain” (the least serious of the grades) and said there was a “little bit of ligament damage” based on results to this morning’s MRI.
“The good news is it’s nothing more serious than that; it’s an ankle sprain and he will recover from it,” Frazier said. “It’s just a matter of time.”
“We’ll monitor it,” Frazier said. “We don’t want to put him at risk. You know how valuable he is to our team and our franchise. We’ll monitor where he is and try to make the decision on what’s best for him, what’s best for our team as well.”