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Peterson's ailing ankle worsens

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08:03 AM ET 10.19 | Running back Adrian Peterson, who tweaked his left ankle in the first quarter of the Vikings' Week 5 win, didn't practice Thursday because of soreness in the ankle. While he has played through the pain the past two games, he acknowledged Thursday that his soreness this week is "a little worse" than it was a week ago. "It wasn't all the way healed to 100 percent going into the [Washington] game," Peterson said. "So when you have a nagging injury like that, you've just got to stay on top of it. Get the rest, continue to strengthen it and do the necessary things to get you through to that push to Sunday." Peterson still expects to be ready to go Sunday and said that his ankle pain hindered him "a little bit" against the Redskins.

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October 19, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Ooopsies.

October 19, 2012  08:21 AM ET

At least he's not a wimp who would rather sit than play. There's a time, though, when playing through the pain is the wrong thing to do.

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October 19, 2012  10:27 AM ET

Being an expert on screwing up ones ankle, in my case both ankles multiple times, I agree with everything I've read about ankle injuries that they never fully come back to a 100% level. Plus, they become more recurring and each time you recover less strength. Pederson should take all the time he needs to get his ankle strength back rather than risk a bigger injury. He obviously has strong ankles because this hasn't been a problem for him.

October 19, 2012  10:28 AM ET

AP has got to realize that he will never be able again to run over or away from defenders like he did before he hurt his knee last year.

October 19, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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Hope he's not pushing himself through this. If he needs to sit, he should. Nagging injuries like this often lead to others as the result of overcompensating on the other leg. No need to put that knee in jeopardy.

I agree....you want him on the field, but not at the risk of losing him for an extended amount of time.

 
October 20, 2012  06:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

At least he's not a wimp who would rather sit than play. There's a time, though, when playing through the pain is the wrong thing to do.

Vety true and if it's getting worse each week missing a game to rest it now may prevent missing a bunch of games later!

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