The Minnesota Vikings will take a hit for the next few weeks as running back Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his torn meniscus. He suffered the injury during Sunday’s win over the Green Bay Packers.
It was reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter that Peterson will have surgery this week. He will miss multiple games and there is no clear timetable for his return.
And there it is – knee surgery for Adrian Peterson. Expected to miss multiple games. https://t.co/qYPO4oJnIY
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2016
Peterson has been rather ineffective for the Vikings so far this year as he has only recorded 50 yards and no touchdowns. He was shut down on Sunday as he recorded just 19 yards on 12 carries.
The Vikings play the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers on Sunday and have match-ups with the New York Giants, Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles the three weeks following. Luckily for them, Sam Bradford seemed to emerge as a big piece of their offense when he threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns against a stout Packers defense last weekend.