Adrian Peterson's wife says he's already walking after knee injury vs. Packers
- Author: Carolyn Briggs Sep 30, 2016,
Sep 30, 2016, 17:04
The Minnesota Vikings had a lot of chances to come up with turnovers during Sunday's win over the Green Bay Packers, but weren't always able to capitalize.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has a torn meniscus.
Green Bay Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (21) tackles Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) on a 7 yard pass play in the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium.
"His heel got kind of planted and the guy hit him from the side a little bit", Zimmer said.
Peterson will get a second opinion on his knee before the player and the team huddles up to discuss his options, which include surgery. When a meniscus tear occurs, localized pain and swelling take place. Until that happens, Zimmer said he did not want to disclose a timetable for when Peterson might return. "I don't know if he will or not", Zimmer said. While he's not Peterson's physician, he says AP's injury could keep him off the field for a couple of weeks or up to four months. The recovery time is significantly less than a torn ACL and Peterson is expected to return sometime this season.
A promising start to his career with the Minnesota Vikings shouldn't make Sam Bradford their savior, or a window to their hopes of winning a Super Bowl.
A former No. 1 overall draft pick and Heisman Trophy victor out of Oklahoma, Bradford threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph with 10:14 left in the second quarter to tie the score 7-7. After being examined on the sideline, Peterson hopped through a field-level club at the team's new stadium toward the Vikings' locker room. McCarthy is not treating Peterson, but did discuss Monday how long he could be out.
Kendricks said the play was an opportunity to show the determination of the Vikings defense.
Said Packers center JC Tretter said Robison "made a good play on the line of scrimmage" from the backside defensive end spot.
"I'm sure the officials are looking for certain things and sometimes those things will get called, " Browns coach Hue Jackson said.
U.S. Bank Stadium, which was built between December 2013 and July 2016 and boasted a construction bill of just over $1 billion, is supposed to be a state-of-the-art facility with all the latest in architectural design and creature comforts.
Zimmer praised the next men up in the Vikings backfield, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, and exuded confidence in both of them.
Peterson, who led the National Football League in rushing last season, has managed just 50 yards on 31 carries through the first two games. If they can get away with Peterson missing just those games, or fewer, their dreams can survive. "The way they brought the tradition and the history of the team in, I think it's really incredibly well done".
Asiata is good friends with Peterson.