There were a couple of times coach Bruce Arians noted this season that the cornerback had dealt with some health issues aside from the badly sprained ankle Peterson played through after the Denver game. Peterson never talked about it specifically. Then Arians mentioned it during an appearance on Pro Football Talk that Peterson had some “blood issues” early in 2014.
“(Patrick) needs to have a great offseason which he is determined to have,” Arians said. “But to me, he had a bad September and he was battling some blood issues at the time that no one would be aware of …”
Arians was cut off by host Mike Florio to ask about the blood issues at that point. Arians said it was a “blood sugar issue” and that Peterson is fine now.
“It was cleared up in October,” Arians said. “He played four of the greatest games I’ve seen (later in 2014).”
Arians said the issue was “borderline” diabetes and Peterson had to learn how to manage the situation, which he did. He praised both the Cardinals’ medical staff and Peterson for finding a solution, as well as Peterson’s wife, who is studying to be a doctor.
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