The Redskins are on a short week ahead of Thursday night’s game at the Minnesota Vikings, and it’s unclear whether Adrian Peterson will be able to play against his former team. HC Bill Callahan said Peterson is “being evaluated” for an injury after the running back hurt his ankle in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. Peterson fumbled on the play, losing the ball — he later said — when he feared his ankle was breaking during a tackle at the 49ers’ 29-yard line.
Peterson had an MRI exam on the ankle Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, but the results were not immediately known, the story said. The team didn’t practice Monday but had to release a hypothetical injury report because it is three days from its next game. The report noted Peterson would not have practiced with an ankle injury. On a short week, it seems like there's a chance Peterson won't go, which means the workload may be there for Smallwood, but it's not a great matchup against the Vikings.