- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is expected to miss multiple games following knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.

The injury could keep Peterson on the sidelines for three to four months, and the worst-case scenario could as high as six months.

This is not the first time Peterson has dealt with a major knee injury, and he has a proven track record of recovering quickly.

In 2011, Peterson tore his ACL and MCL the day before Christmas, knocking him out for the rest of the year. But by the 2012 season, just eight months later, Peterson started Week 1, rushing for 84 yards and two touchdowns.

In the first two games of the season, Peterson struggled mightily, averaging a shockingly-low 1.6 yard per carry.

The Vikings will use some combination of Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata in the run game in Peterson’s absence.


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