Rookie cornerback Patrick Peterson was undergoing an MRI Monday morning to check out his Achilles injury, but coach Ken Whisenhunt said he was optimistic it wasn’t “too bad” and the coach also wouldn’t rule out Peterson playing in the season finale against Seattle. Whisenhunt said he wasn’t sure if it was a strain or just tendinitis, but the MRI should clear that up. Peterson was upbeat after the game — Whiz said Peterson even wanted to go back in in Cincinnati.
“We’re obviously going to be smart with it, but until we see what it says from the MRI, we don’t really know (if he can play),” Whisenhunt said.
UPDATE: The MRI revealed no tears and no surgery is needed to Peterson’s left Achilles tendon. He has some inflammation. He will take treatment and be reevaluated Wednesday as the practice week begins to see if Peterson has a chance to play in the finale.
The situation with quarterback Kevin Kolb is more sticky. He still has days when “little symptoms” come up with the concussion. “We’ve got to make sure we err to the side of caution,” Whisenhunt said. Most of the time Kolb feels good, Whiz said. But not always. Kolb “didn’t feel great” out on the field Saturday, and “that was the concern.”
One thing Whisenhunt made clear, whether it was Peterson or Kolb: Assuming health, he wouldn’t just hold a guy out against the Seahawks because it’s the last game of the season and the playoffs are no longer possible. “We wouldn’t put someone in jeopardy,” Whisenhunt said. “We never would. That doesn’t change the way you approach this game.”
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