Vikings rule Peterson out for Sunday’s finale
The Minnesota Vikings have ruled out running back Adrian
Peterson for their final game of the season.
The Vikings announced Saturday they downgraded Peterson from
doubtful on the original injury report to out against Detroit
Sunday, when the Vikings and Lions will play the last game at the
Peterson sprained his right foot Dec. 8 at Baltimore and sat out
the following week against Philadelphia. He played last Sunday at
Cincinnati but was mostly ineffective. Peterson acknowledged
afterward the injury affected his performance. He has also been
bothered this year by a sore groin.
Peterson finished the season with 1,266 yards rushing, the
second-lowest total of his seven years in the NFL.