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Report: Adrian Peterson’s season is over as Cardinals place him on IR

By Derek Wetmore

A neck injury has ended Adrian Peterson’s first season outside Minnesota.

The former Vikings star running back was placed on IR this week with a neck injury, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Cardinals placing RB Adrian Peterson on IR with a neck injury, per source. Peterson’s season is over.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 15, 2017

Peterson’s injury stems from a late-November game against the Jaguars. He finishes the season with 529 yards and 2 touchdowns on 156 carries (3.4 yards per carry). He’s missed the team’s past two games, and now the 6-7 Cardinals are shutting him down for the year.

Peterson’s post-Minnesota career got off to an eventful start, when he joined the Saints and complained early on about his involvement in head coach Sean Payton’s offense. He moved on to the Cardinals, where he ripped off 134 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first game in the desert. He also ran for 159 on 37 touches in a throwback performance in early November.

The post Report: Adrian Peterson’s season is over as Cardinals place him on IR appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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