SIOUX FALLS, SD (KARE) - The website TMZ is reporting that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son is in critical condition in a Sioux Falls hospital.

During a press conference Sioux Falls Police would not confirm that Adrian Peterson is the biological father of the child.

The child's mother's 27-year-old boyfriend, Joseph Patterson, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery of an infant.

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader is reporting that Patterson called police at 5:43 p.m. on Wednesday to say that the child had choking injuries. The child was transported to a local hospital.

Sioux Falls Police Lt. Blaine Larsen said Patterson was the only one home with the 2-year-old on Wednesday.

Sioux Falls Police confirmed that the child is still in critical condition and non-responsive.

Patterson will appear in court at 11:30 a.m. Friday morning.

Other reports of the child being identified as Adrian Peterson, Jr. are not confirmed at this time.

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