Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/21/11

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings stud running back Adrian Peterson is dealing with a Grade 1 high ankle sprain following Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed that an MRI revealed some ligament damage in Peterson's left ankle. The rusher will be in a protective boot for the next few days and Frazier said his availability for Sunday's game "will be determined by his health, not the team's 2-8 record."

Peterson rolled his left ankle while being taken down following a 12-yard run. He limped off the field very slowly and in considerable pain before being carted to the locker room.

He returned to the sideline for the second half, but the team's trainers have taken his helmet away - signifying the end of his day.

The seventh overall pick of the 2007 draft, Peterson has rushed for 872 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

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