Vikings OC Norv Turner confirmed that running back Adrian Peterson, who injured his right thigh on a play on Tuesday, isn’t injured seriously, but isn’t expected to practice this afternoon. “Coach [Mike] Zimmer obviously gives the injury reports, but I talked to [head athletic trainer] Eric Sugarman. We all held our breath for a second [when Peterson went down], but Adrian is fine.”
It sounds like the thigh injury is nothing to worry about. Throwing out his one-game season in 2014, Peterson never finished outside of the top 6 on a per game basis in standard formats (or outside the top 11 in PPR) in his previous seven seasons. He's now on the wrong side of 30, but his legs should be fresh after taking a full season off to deal with his criminal case. Turner has a history of feeding the ball to his top running back; LaDainian Tomlinson averaged 20.9 touches per game from 2007-09 while he and Turner were in San Diego. That included 2.86 receptions per game, which would represent a career high 45-46 receptions for Peterson if he catches the ball at the same rate.