After making the Saturday night trip to Detroit, Adrian Peterson was downgraded for Sunday’s Week 7 game against the Lions with an undisclosed illness, per the team’s official website and 1500 ESPN’s Andrew Krammer. The running back, who has 432 yards on 101 carries this season, was listed as probable on the team’s final injury report with a finger injury suffered during the Vikings’ Week 6 win over the Chiefs.
This sudden news marks Peterson’s first reported illness since 2012, when he missed the team’s final two practices before a Week 10 matchup with the Detroit Lions. He returned that Sunday, rushing for 171 yards on 27 carries to lead the Vikings to a 34-24 victory. In the fourth quarter alone, Peterson racked up 120 yards and added to what would become just the seventh 2,000-yard season in NFL history.