Draft Scout Snapshot: 1st team All-Big 12 w/220-1108-5.0-14 rush, 9-50-5.6 rec in '05, missed time w/right ankle injury. All-American, 1st team All-Big 12 w/339-1925-5.7-15 rush, 5-12-2.4 rec in '04.
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11/29/16 - RB Adrian Peterson was spotted running sprints during Tuesday's practice as he continues to work his way back from a right knee injury that sidelined him for the last nine games. Peterson, who was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 23 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus, took part in a scheduled side workout with head trainer Eric Sugarman. He ran repeated sprints, but did not participate in cutting or lateral drills. Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters last week that a December return was a possibility for Peterson.
11/29/16 - RB Adrian Peterson was spotted running off to the side Tuesday during the team's final practice for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. It wasn't the first time Peterson was allowed to run sprints since his Sept. 22 surgery to repair a torn meniscus. But it was the first time reporters have been allowed to see the future Hall of Famer run. Coach Mike Zimmer remains tight-lipped on when, or if, Peterson will come off injured reserve. The team is saving it's one move off IR for Peterson.
11/21/16 - RB Adrian Peterson is reportedly making progress in his return from meniscus surgery and could return to the field next month. The Vikings increased speculation that Peterson's return was getting closer by waiving running back Ronnie Hillman on Monday, leaving the team with just Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata at the position. Peterson, who reportedly began light running recently, suffered the torn lateral meniscus in his right knee in a Week 2 win over the Packers.
11/01/16 - RB Adrian Peterson, who is on injured reserve rehabbing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, will not be running anytime soon, head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman told ESPN.
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.
09/21/16 - RB Adrian Peterson of the Vikings is planning to have surgery Thursday morning to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Peterson told ESPN's Josina Anderson he is "doing it with faith and optimism." He is expected to miss multiple games. He has what is known as "bucket handle tear" and that could mean a minimum of 3-4 months and up to six months sidelined, according to ESPN.
The 31-year-old Peterson slightly twisted his knee at the end of a 5-yard run in the third quarter when Packers linebacker Kyle Fackrell rolled onto his right leg. Peterson had to be helped from the field.