Star Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a sprained ankle during his team’s win over the Titans but he said it won’t keep him from playing against the Redskins on Sunday
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier characterized the injury as a “minor” sprain but it was severe enough to keep Peterson out of practice on Wednesday.
“I got it twisted up pretty bad,” said Peterson. “Just trying to get some rest on it, man, let it recover, try to get the strength back. Really didn't experience much swelling. But I feel like I'm taking steps forward.”
He is getting treatment on the ankle. “"I wouldn't call it a concern, but it's something I want to definitely get back to feeling good," he said.
One should not doubt Peterson’s healing power. He will be playing on the same field where he suffered a torn ACL last Christmas Eve. That’s an injury that usually requires a rehab time of at least nine months but about eight and a half months later he gained 84 yards on 17 carries in the Vikings’ season opener against Jacksonville.