Adrian Peterson Injury Update: Vikings RB to Undergo Knee Surgery

September 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is set to undergo surgery on his injured knee that could keep him out of action for months. 
According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Peterson said he will have surgery to repair his meniscus Thursday. 
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Peterson is expected to miss multiple games, while NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported it will take months for Peterson to heal. Rapoport added that Peterson isn't likely to return until December at the earliest.
Per Anderson, Peterson has a bucket-handle tear, which requires a minimum of three to four months and as many as six months of recovery. Anderson later clarified that the timetable is an estimate based on similar cases.
Peterson exited the Vikes' Week 2 win over the Green Bay Packers with a knee ailment and did not return to action.
According to ESPN.com's Ben Goessling (h/t ABC7.com), Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer revealed Monday that Peterson had torn his men...

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