Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson, Toby Gerhart Out Sunday– Matt Asiata Will Start


Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson will watch the final game at the Metrodome from the sidelines.

Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings injured running back Adrian Peterson (28) and running back

Toby Gerhart

(32) talk to running back

Matt Asiata

(44) and running back

Joe Banyard

(23) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings announced Saturday their star running back will sit out Sunday’s game against Detroit due to groin and foot injuries. This is not a surprise since signs were pointing to him not playing this Sunday.

Minnesota will also sit out Toby Gerhart, who has a hamstring injury. Third-stringer Matt Asiata, who rushed 30 times for 51 yards and three touchdowns when both Peterson and Gerhart sat out December 15th against Philadelphia, will get the start.

The Vikings will play their final game Sunday in the Metrodome, which closes after 32 seasons. Peterson will join former Coach Bud Grant and former Minnesota players Robert Smith and Matt Birk in addressing fans in a closing ceremony after the game.