Minnesota Vikings send Adrian Peterson to injured reserve

The Minnesota Vikings placed RB Adrian Peterson on injured reserve, but his season might not be over yet.

The Minnesota Vikings placed RB Adrian Peterson on injured reserve, one day after the 2015 NFL rushing champion had surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee.

Peterson injured the knee in the third quarter of Sunday night’s win over the Green Bay Packers.

While Peterson is likely out for a few months, the Vikings have the option to bring back one of their players on injured reserve after eight weeks.


Peterson and DT Sharrif Floyd had their right knee surgeries on Thursday, with Floyd’s being arthroscopic surgery, and left tackle Matt Kalil had surgery on Friday morning to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.

Floyd’s procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews at the Andrews Institute in Pensacola, Fla. Kalil and Peterson had their surgeries performed by team physician Chris Larson at Twin Cities Orthopedics.

Peterson and Kalil were placed on injured reserve, meaning either one of them – but not both – are eligible to come back late in the season.



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