High ankle sprain puts Adrian Peterson in a walking boot, status in doubt

An MRI reveals Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to Oakland, with some ligament damage. Peterson will be in a walking boot for the next couple of days. His availability for this week's game in Atlanta is in doubt.
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An MRI reveals Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a high ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to Oakland, with some ligament damage. Peterson will be in a walking boot for the next couple of days. His availability for this week's game in Atlanta is in doubt.

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