Adrian Peterson has surgery to repair knee, no additional issues found

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had surgery Thursday morning to repair the lateral meniscus in his knee.

For Adrian Peterson, the rehabilitation process begins today.

The Minnesota Vikings star running back had surgery Thursday morning to repair the lateral meniscus in his right knee and the team issued a statement saying no other damage in or surrounding the knee was found.

“There were no additional injuries or issues noted in or surrounding the knee joint during the surgical procedure,” the statement read. “The rehabilitation process will begin immediately.”

Team physician Chris Larson performed the surgery at Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Peterson injured the knee in the third quarter of Sunday night’s win over the Green Bay Packers. He is expected to miss at least a month and quite possibly more time, but a more definitive timeline could emerge later Thursday. 


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