Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson leaves game, will have MRI

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have an MRI on his right knee after injuring it in the third quarter and leaving Sunday night’s game.

The Minnesota Vikings’ 17-14 win over the Green Bay Packers may have come with a big price tag.

The Vikings lost star running back Adrian Peterson to a right knee injury in the third quarter after a 5-yard run. Peterson left the game after rushing 12 times for 19 yards and his second straight game averaging 1.6 yards per carry.

After the injury, he left the field with assistance without putting any weight on his right leg. He was checked out on the trainers’ table and eventually went to the locker room. He was in the locker room after the game with a brace on his right leg and using crutches.

“He might miss a week; I don’t know if he will or not,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “Whatever it was, it’s calmed down now so we’ll see.”

Zimmer said Peterson will get an MRI Monday morning and acknowledged “I guess it could be serious,” but said the team would have to wait for the MRI to know any details.


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