IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
6 days ago

Peterson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson had surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus, which usually requires three-to-four months of recovery. The Vikings haven't entirely ruled him out for the season, but if he does actually return, it wouldn't be until the very end of the regular season or the playoffs. Peterson could technically return from injured reserve in Week 12, but it's highly unlikely he'll be ready by that time. Jerick McKinnon is taking over as the starting running back, with Matt Asiata also expected to have a significant role.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
7 days ago

Peterson underwent, according to the Vikings, "successful lateral meniscus repair" in his right knee Thursday morning.

EDGE Analysis

Doctors did not find any other unforeseen damage in Peterson's knee, and he will now begin the rehabilitation process. The Vikings did not release a timetable for Peterson's return, but he is facing an extended absence, and it could be several months until his recovery is complete.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago1 Comment

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that with Peterson slated to undergo right knee surgery Thursday, the running back is "likely out until December at least."

EDGE Analysis

Added details regarding Peterson's status/timetable should arrive once coach Mike Zimmer addresses the media, but it's clear that the running back is going to miss a decent chunk of time. In his absence, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata are on track to head the Vikings' backfield.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Peterson is reportedly planning to undergo surgery Thursday morning to repair his torn right meniscus, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thus far, the Vikings have yet to outline a timetable for Peterson's return to action, but per the report, the running back is expected to miss "multiple games." We'll await further details, especially with regard to mapping out a time-frame for his post-surgery recovery, but as long as Peterson is sidelined, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata are in line to head the Minnesota backfield.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Peterson is expected to have surgery Thursday for a torn right lateral meniscus, Larry Fitzgerald Sr. reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fitzgerald, the father of the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, is a long-time local Minnesota sports reporter. Peterson will likely miss two to four weeks after the surgery based on estimates of his most likely procedure, but we may not get specific details on the surgery or the extent of the damage. Peterson's return date may be uncertain for awhile as a result. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata will likely split the workload at running back with Peterson out.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Peterson (knee) is expected to miss at least this week's game against Carolina, ESPN's Ed Werder reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Vikings said Monday that Peterson has a torn meniscus but this report calls the injury a sprained MCL. Peterson was set to meet with doctors Tuesday about his next course of action. It would seem likely he'll have surgery that's expected to sideline him two to four weeks, but it's possible his injury could be more significant and be out several months. However, this report would appear to indicate his injury is off the lesser variety.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Peterson has a torn meniscus in his right knee, head coach Mike Zimmer told a local radio station, according to ESPN. Zimmer did not rule out Peterson for this week's game against Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like Peterson avoided a worst-case scenario after he left Sunday's game with a knee injury and was unable to put any weight on his right leg as he was helped off the field. We may know more later if more details are released from the MRI that Peterson was set to undergo Monday.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Coach Mike Zimmer said that Peterson will undergo an MRI on his right knee Monday morning, Matt Vensel of the Star Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

At first glance, it looks like Peterson will miss some time, though Zimmer did offer some hope on that front by noting (of the running back's injury) after Sunday's game, that "whatever it was, it calmed down. So we'll see." Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata are listed behind Peterson, in that order, on the Vikings' RB depth chart.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Peterson was forced out Sunday's game against the Packers with a right knee injury.

EDGE Analysis

At first glance this doesn't look good, as Peterson -- who tore his left ACL in 2011 -- was unable to put any weight on his right leg as he was helped off the field Sunday. Peterson is currently backed up by Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago

Peterson was helped off the field during Sunday's game against the Packers after sustaining an apparent right ankle injury.

EDGE Analysis

Given that Peterson (who left the game with 12 carries for 19 yards under his belt) couldn't put any weight on his right leg as he was being helped off the field, he may be done for the evening. Next up for the team's carries is Jerick McKinnon.