Is Adrian Perterson Hurt?

“It’s a concern,” coach Brad Childress said. “Your legs are your legs. We’ll just see how he comes out by the time we get to Sunday.”

Yes, coach, your legs are your legs.  At least they were the last time I checked.  Let’s see, I think the leg bone is connected to the hip bone…something like that.

The problem is that the leg(s) in question belong(s) to Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings star second-year running back.  OUCH!  Seems he’s having some trouble with his hamstring.  The question is how badly since his team is about to be tested by the undefeated Carolina Panthers.


Peterson did not specify which leg was injured, only saying that it was “pretty sore” and had him worried when it tightened up while he was pushing the pile in the fourth quarter.

“This is how we get our work done. Our legs,” Peterson said. “That’s the most important part of our body, so it was pretty scary.”

It was so bad during the game that when Childress asked Peterson if he could return a kick to try and give the team better field position, he had to decline.

“I wasn’t able to go out and give it 100 percent,” he said.

This is pretty darned damaging for the Vikings coming into this game at 0-2.  They do have a capable backup in Chester Taylor, however.  He’s capable of some very good things rushing for over 1200 yards in 2006.

Still, the Vikings have relied so heavily on Peterson since the beginning of last season, their fans have to be having palpitations.  It’s the hamstring which is part of the legs – the most important part of the body.


Thus ends the anatomy lesson.

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