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Vikings' Peterson will not require surgery

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will not have surgery on his sprained right foot after an initial round of tests showed no Lisfranc injury.

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Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press reported Tuesday that Peterson’s playing status will be determined if and when he gets out of walking boot. A team official confirmed that the results of further testing on Monday indicated that Peterson will not need to have surgery to repair the injury.

Peterson suffered a mid-foot sprain when his right foot was trapped under Baltimore Ravens linebacker Arthur Brown while being tackled early in the second quarter of Sunday’s snowy 29-26 loss.

“They ruled (a Lisfranc injury) out and, of course, that was one thing that will pop up in your mind,” Peterson said Monday. “That’s one thing I didn’t want to hear so it feels good to have that cleared out.”

Coach Leslie Frazier also said Monday that the team’s record would be a factor in how they proceed with Peterson over the rest of the season.

With the Vikings (3-9-1) officially eliminated from the playoffs, Peterson was asked if it would be best to just shut himself down for the rest of the season, regardless of Monday’s MRI results.

“No, no, not at all,” said Peterson, who had just seven carries for 13 yards, the second-lowest total of his career behind only the three yards gained as a rookie at the San Francisco 49ers. “You should have seen me in (the locker room) trying to get back out there.”

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