Adrian Peterson expected to play Sunday after returning to Cardinals practice
The Arizona Cardinals recorded a huge 27-24 win on Sunday over the formidable Jacksonville Jaguars. However, their backfield took quite a beating with running backs Adrian Peterson and KerwynnWilliams both nursing injuries throughout the week.
Fortunately, they may have their main workhorse back for their divisional matchup with the high-powered Los Angeles Rams. According to Darren Urban of the team website, offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin announced Peterson has returned to practice and is on track to play this Sunday despite a nagging neck ailment:
“He’s fine. He was out there today,” Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said. “Adrian’s a competitor so I expect him to do like he always does.”
After toting the ball 20 times for 79 yards, Peterson spent the week recovering from an apparent neck injury. Meanwhile, backup Williams left the game against the Jaguars early with cracked ribs and could be forced to miss some time.
Despite Peterson’s resurgence with the Cardinals immediately after the trade, the former MVP has been relatively contained as of late. In the two weeks prior to his solid outing versus the Jaguars, Peterson was limited to just 55 yards on a whopping 35 carries combined. However, he could find some success against a Rams defense that ranks among the league’s worst in rushing yards allowed per game (123.3).