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Peterson dealing with torn meniscus, no timetable set for his return

By Matthew Coller

Running back Adrian Peterson suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in Sunday night’s victory over Green Bay, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Monday.

Zimmer did not give a timetable for how long Peterson might be out and did not dismiss the fact he could return for Sunday’s game against Carolina. That, of course, would seem to be a major long shot.

“We’re going through the evaluation process,” Zimmer said during his Monday press conference at Winter Park. “We’ll figure out what the next procedure will be and the options that we have.”

Zimmer said Peterson is meeting with the team doctors and athletic trainer Eric Sugarman to figure out the next step. “I don’t know,” Zimmer said when asked if it was realistic that Peterson could play Sunday. “As soon as we figure it out we’ll have an update for you.”

Peterson left Sunday’s game in the third quarter after a 5-yard run and had to be helped to the locker room. He had a brace on the knee and was on crutches as he left U.S. Bank Stadium. Zimmer said the injury occurred when Peterson planted his heel and then took a hit from the side.

The Vikings’ rushing offense already has been struggling with Peterson averaging only 1.9 yards per carry. Peterson’s absence would mean an increased workload for Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata. McKinnon had only 2 yards on two carries Sunday, while Asiata rushed for 14 yards on six carries.

McKinnon was on the Vikings’ injury report in Week 1 because of an issue with his foot and was back on the report last week because of foot and lower leg issues.

Peterson suffered a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee late in the 2011 season. He returned in 2012 and rushed for 2,097 yards.

The post Peterson dealing with torn meniscus, no timetable set for his return appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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