Vikings' Peterson won't need surgery, unlikely for Week 15

Dec 9, 2013 |
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson avoided serious injury and won't need surgery on his sprained right foot, but is unlikely to suit up in Week 15 versus the Philadelphia Eagles, sources said.

reported, Peterson, who sustained the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, went through a bevy of test on Monday. X-Rays came back negative and an MRI showed no structural damage. But when the results of a CT scan came back it was determined that the reigning MVP would have to spend some time in a walking boot.

The Viking (7-6 ATS), are currently 4.5-point home dogs against the high-flying Eagles, who have won five in a row (4-1 ATS in that span). So keep an eye on the spread, because if Peterson is officially ruled out this week look for that number to jump even more in the Eagles favor.

Minnesota is now 3-9-1 and are officially eliminated from the playoffs, so they may not have much reason to rush Peterson back.

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