Adrian Peterson suffers torn meniscus, timetable for return uncertain

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson went down with an apparent knee injury in Sunday night’s win over the Green Bay Packers. We now know the extent of his injury and it looks like it won’t be a season-ending one.

Justin Gaard of KFAN took to Twitter and reported that head coach Mike Zimmer said Peterson suffered a torn meniscus. The Vikings later confirmed this through their official Twitter account as well.

Mike Zimmer to @DanBarreiroKFAN on Adrian Peterson: "He's got a torn meniscus." Timetable uncertain at this point. #Vikings

— Justin Gaard (@jgkfan) September 19, 2016

Peterson was held to 19 yards on just 12 carries in the win over the Packers before suffering his injury in the second quarter of the game. He has been limited in two games this year as he only has 50 yards and no touchdowns on 30 carries.

He seems to be a shell of his former self from the 2015 season, when he led the NFL with 1,485 yards on the ground while adding 11 touchdowns. He will hope to replicate that when he returns from his injury, which could up to four months from now.

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