Oh no! Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson suffered a terrible knee injury during the team’s Sept. 18 game against the Green Bay Packers and had to be helped to the locker room. Is he out for the season?
Adrian, 31, was tackled by Packers linesman during the third quarter. He got up like he was fine, but then he realized something had gone horribly wrong. He started limping on the field and fell to the ground. One of his teammates rushed to his side. He later hopped off the field with help from medical assistance and had to practically be carried to the locker room. He didn’t put any weight on that right leg.
— Jane Slater (@SlaterNFL) September 19, 2016
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer told reporters that Adrian will undergo an MRI exam on Sept. 19, according to NFL.com. A video was posted to Twitter after the game of Adrian walking on crutches in the locker room. He had a brace on his right knee.
Adrian had minimal swelling and could extend his leg after the game, according to USA Today. According to the outlet, Coach Zimmer said that Adrian “might miss a week, he might not,” and that the injury has “calmed down.” The Vikings ended up beating the Packers 17-14.
Unfortunately, this isn’t Adrian’s first knee injury. Adrian tore his left ACL in December 2011. Thankfully, he made a full recovery, leading the NFL in rushing the next season. Let’s hope Adrian is back on the field soon!
Adrian’s future in the NFL was questioned after he was suspended by the league in Nov. 2014. He pleaded no contest to a Class A misdemeanor in his son’s child abuse case. His appeal was denied by the league in Dec. 2014. A federal judge overturned the ruling in Feb. 2016.
HollywoodLifers, how long do you think Adrian will be out? Let us know!