Vikings RB Peterson ruled out for Sunday

Updated: December 28, 2013

Eden Prairie, MN ( – Despite being listed as doubtful on
Friday’s injury report for Sunday’s season finale against the Detroit Lions,
the Minnesota Vikings downgraded Peterson to out in a Saturday update.

With Toby Gerhart and Peterson both on the sidelines, the Vikes are expected
to start Matt Asiata at running back against their NFC North rivals in the
last game to be played at the Metrodome.

Gerhart will miss Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury and will head into
free agency this offseason. He rushed for 283 yards on 36 carries in 14 games
this season.

Peterson (groin/foot) has carried the ball 279 times for 1,266 yards and 10
touchdowns in 14 games this season.

Asiata is set to make his second career start. Gerhart and Peterson both
sat out two weeks ago against the Eagles, and Asiata carried the ball 30
times for 51 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-30 win.