Vikings place Adrian Peterson on IR-- Fri Sep 23 3:00 pm --
Earliest return would be Week 11
The Vikings placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday.
Peterson underwent surgery Thursday to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. Itís still possible Peterson returns this season as each NFL team is allowed to reinstate one player from injured reserve after eight weeks.(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
FF Today's Take:The earliest Peterson could return would be Week 11 although it's likely he won't be back during the regular season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will form a committee for the Vikes moving forward.
Adrian Peterson to have surgery, out 3-4 months-- Wed Sep 21 11:45 am --
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is planning to have surgery Thursday morning to repair his torn meniscus, he told ESPN's Josina Anderson.
Peterson, who was injured Sunday, told ESPN that he has a "bucket handle tear" of the meniscus, which typically has a recovery time of three to four months.(ESPN)
FF Today's Take:Opting for surgery will cost Peterson most of the season. Peterson owners can hang on to the veteran running back for a couple days as more news surfaces but at best he could return late in the season. Matt Asiata and Jerick McKinnon will form a committee in Peterson's absence, with both being FLEX considerations from week to week.
Adrian Peterson has torn meniscus-- Mon Sep 19 5:10 pm --
FF Today's Take:AP has shown himself to have amazing recuperative powers, but the notion anytime soon after not being able to put any weight on his right leg Sunday night borders on ridiculous. The odds are strong Peterson misses at least a month if the tear is substantial enough. Jerick McKinnon would be expected to handle the bulk of the workload in such a scenario, while Matt Asiata steals an occasional series and assume goal-line duties.