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Minnesota Viking running back Adrian Peterson gave teammates a scare on Monday after he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance.
Peterson finished practice on Monday afternoon and after having dinner, he found himself with a puffy face and a shortness of breath. An ambulance was rushed over to Minnesota State University, where the team was training. Peterson was taken to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with a simple allergic reaction after apparently consuming seafood.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier admitted that at first, Peterson gave him quite a scare.
"I don't know if any one of you has had anyone experience that, but, yeah, it was scary," Frazier told NBC. "But he's fine now. Everything's fine."
Peterson has been on the Physically Unable to Perform List after injuring his ACL, but is anticipated to return on Tuesday.
"We're anticipating him being back in rehab tomorrow, whether he's doing things in the pool or back out on the field. He's cleared to get going tomorrow," Frazier said.
Peterson is a graduate from Oklahoma University and earned NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year after his first year of being drafted for pro football. At current Peterson has the fourth highest average rushing yards per game total in NFL history. Peterson has played for the Vikings since 2007, 2011 was the first season in which he did not record a 1,000 yard-season after he suffered a torn ACL in December.
Peterson has been voted the number three player in the league on the NFL network series Top 100, after Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. For now, Peterson has plans on avoiding any more seafood lunches.