Adrian Peterson suffers high ankle sprain, ligament damage

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Adrian Peterson's status for the next few weeks is in jeopardy. An MRI this morning revealed the Minnesota Vikings running back suffered a Grade 1 high ankle sprain with "a little bit of ligament damage" against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, coach Leslie Frazier said at his press conference today.

Peterson left the Raiders game late in the first quarter after getting his left foot stuck in the turf and turning over his ankle after Raiders safety Michael Huff attempted a tackle.

Peterson will wear a protective boot for the next few days and could begin light football activity as early as Friday, Frazier said.

"The good news is there's nothing more serious than that," Frazier said.

Fantasy Impact: 

While Adrian Peterson will almost certainly miss this week, it sounds like a real possibility Peterson could only miss one game. Toby Gerhart will see a lot of work with Peterson out, but isn't nearly as talented.

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