Adrian Peterson didn’t see much action in last night’s loss to the Saints, but he did take some rough hits. He was hit hard in the legs on a high pass from Alex Smith, but returned to the game. Then later in the game he was taken down hard on another pass play. Peterson had 4 carries for 6 yards, and 2 receptions for 36 yards. He didn’t have any touches in the 2nd half.
Jay Gruden said it was a shoulder strain after the game, while Peterson told reporters that he had dislocated his shoulder and it popped back into place. Peterson was scheduled for an MRI today, and Gruden said there were no new updates on his injury. Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports that it’s a strained shoulder and he isn’t expected to miss any time. There is speculation that Peterson suffered a labral tear that he will play through, but we have nothing official from the team yet.
#Redskins RB Adrian Peterson has a strained shoulder and will get a second opinion, but it’s not expected to keep him from playing, source said. Tough dude.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 9, 2018
Kapri Bibbs came in for Peterson and carried the ball 4 times for 9 yards and a TD. If Peterson does miss time, Bibbs would likely get a bigger role in the offense. The Redskins still have Samaje Perine on the roster(and in the dog house) and picked up Mack Brown for the practice squad last week. Chris Thompson was also banged up last night taking several hard hits, and reportedly injuring his ribs on the 2 point conversion play.