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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson carted off the field with foot injury, doesn't return

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was carted off the field with a sprained foot in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

Peterson got hurt during a sideline tackle by Ravens rookie linebacker Arthur Brown and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. He'll undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam Monday morning, according to Vikings coach Leslie Frazier.


"Adrian Peterson, I wish him a speedy recovery," Ravens running back Ray Rice said. "I'm not sure the extent of the injury, but he is somebody I look to for inspiration."

Peterson, the NFL's leading rusher coming into Sunday with 1,208 yards and 10 touchdown runs, was limited to 13 yards on seven carries, a 1.9 average per run, with a long run of 4 yards.


With Peterson sidelined, Toby Gerhart took over as the primary running back for the Vikings.

It was a rough day for Peterson in general.

After the game, Peterson complained about the officiating and said the Ravens' fans threw snowballs at him late in the game after he got hurt.

"Wow talking about bad officiating & the worst fan base I've ever experience!" Peterson wrote on his official Twitter account. "They threw snow balls the entire 4q like lil kids. Smh."