Peterson has high ankle sprainMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a high left ankle sprain. Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier made the announced on Monday after an x-ray came up negative but an MRI revealed the sprain.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a high left ankle sprain. Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier made the announced on Monday after an x-ray came up negative but an MRI revealed the sprain.
Peterson sustained the injury in the final minute of the first quarter during Sunday's 27-21 loss to Oakland. Peterson ran for a score in the first quarter against the Raiders, finishing with 26 yards on six carries. The five-year veteran out of Oklahoma leads the NFL in rushing touchdowns with 11 and has totaled 872 yards through 10 games If Peterson is not able to go on Sunday at Atlanta, Toby Gerhart and Lorenzo Booker will split the carries for the 2-8 Vikings, who sit at the bottom of the NFC North. Percy Harvin could also carry a few more times out of the backfield. Sunday's game starts at noon.
The NFL has changed the start time of the Vikings-Broncos on December 4th. Originally slated for a 3:05 p.m. kickoff on CBS-TV, the game will now be moved to FOX-TV and will kick off at noon.
Vikings cornerback Chris Cook is scheduled to make another court appearance today (11am Tues) in Minneapolis. Cook now faces a second felony assault charge in connection with a fight with his girlfriend on October 22nd. He is already charged with domestic assault by strangulation for allegedly choking her twice in his Eden Prairie townhome. The charges were amended after the victim claimed she suffered hearing loss from the alleged attack. The criminal complaint says Cook struck her in the ear causing her to hit a wall. Prosecutors plan to seek an aggravated sentence for the two assault charges. Cook is still on paid leave from the Vikings.
Rob Gronkowski hauled in four passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Patriots in a 34-3 rout over the Chiefs on "Monday Night Football." Tom Brady finished 15-of-27 for 234 yards with the two scores for New England, which has won back-to-back games on the heels of a two-game slide to improve to 7-3. Julian Edelman added a 72-yard punt return to the house, and Shane Vereen scored his first NFL touchdown on a four-yard run in the Patriot victory. Ryan Succop's 26-yard field goal late in the first quarter accounted for the Chiefs' lone points of the game. Tyler Palko, who was making his first NFL start, completed 25-of-38 passes for 236 yards with three interceptions for KC, which has dropped three games in-a-row to fall to 4-6 on the season.