Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.


Injury update: Adrian Peterson probable for Sunday, but workload not yet certain

Posted by: under Injury report, Vikings, Leslie Frazier, Adrian Peterson, E.J. Henderson, Leslie Frazier Updated: December 16, 2011 - 2:02 PM

As we look at the injury update for Sunday, let's start with the most important Viking of all. Running back Adrian Peterson is officially listed as probable and will play Sunday against New Orleans. Peterson went through a full week of practice with no setbacks in his injured left ankle.

Said coach Leslie Frazier: "He was fine. He went through everything today. We wanted to see, based on the work that we gave him yesterday, if there would be any hang up. But there wasn't. He finished the day with no problems and he's ready to go."

Asked if Peterson would be ready to resume a full workload out of the backfield Sunday, Frazier was a bit hesitant in his response.

"Well, he's missed some time," the Vikings coach said. "So we'll have to kind of work him in there. It won't be as if he hadn't missed a game. So we'll have to monitor how he's doing."

As for other Vikings on the injury report, not a single player is listed as doubtful or questionable this week. In addition to Peterson, six other Vikings are probable: Christian Ponder (hip), Asher Allen (shoulder), Greg Camarillo (concussion), E.J. Henderson (shoulder), Jarrad Page (hip) and Letroy Guion (ankle).

 

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT