During Sunday’s win over the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was next to useless as he rushed for 19 yards on 12 carries. That only added insult to injury after he went down late in the first half with an apparent knee injury.
It was reported later, following an MRI, that Peterson had torn his meniscus, a much better diagnosis than what was originally feared. However, the injury will still force him to miss at least this weekend’s game against the Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.
#Vikings Adrian Peterson deliberating options for treating his torn meniscus. Coaches preparing with belief he's out this week at minimum
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) September 21, 2016
This has not yet been officially confirmed by the Vikings and they still believe he could play this weekend. However, Peterson would likely miss the next few weeks if he were to undergo surgery.
After the 2015 season saw him win the NFL rushing title with over 1,400 yards on the ground, Peterson has only racked up 50 yards and no touchdowns this year. If he is unable to go on Sunday, the Vikings would likely go with Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata to split duties.
The Vikings and Panthers take the field on Sunday at 1 p.m. EST on FOX.