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Draft Scout *Adrian Peterson News
10/12/16 - RB Adrian Peterson, who had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, remains a possibility to return from injured reserve, General Manager Rick Spielman said. Peterson would be eligible to return for the Nov. 20 game against Arizona. The Vikings haven't decided which player they'll choose to bring back from IR.
09/23/16 - RB Adrian Peterson might not miss the rest of the 2016 season, but he won't play until at least Week 11 after the Minnesota Vikings placed him on injured reserve Friday.
Peterson had surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus on Thursday, four days after leaving Minnesota's home opener against the Green Bay Packers with a knee injury. The Vikings moved Peterson to injured reserve but can activate one player from the list provided he misses eight weeks. Minnesota is planning to split carries between Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata in Week 3 at Carolina. Peterson had 31 carries for 50 yards in the first two games of the 2016 season.
09/22/16 - RB Adrian Peterson had knee surgery on Thursday.
"Adrian Peterson had a successful lateral meniscus repair this morning," the Vikings said in a release. "The surgery was performed by team physician Chris Larson at Twin Cities Orthopedics. There were no additional injuries or issues noted in or surrounding the knee joint during the surgical procedure. The rehabilitation process will begin immediately."
09/22/16 - RB Adrian Peterson had his knee surgery on Thursday. The team issued a statement saying it went well and that, despite an ESPN report to the contrary, the only damage to the knee was the meniscus.
09/21/16 - RB Adrian Peterson likely will miss Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers with a knee injury. The Vikings are preparing as if Peterson will miss this week's game, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder.
The 31-year-old Peterson suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in Sunday night's 17-14 win over the Green Bay Packers. He slightly twisted his knee at the end of a 5-yard run in the third quarter when Packers linebacker Kyle Fackrell rolled onto Peterson's right leg. Peterson had to be helped from the field.