Adrian Peterson carried to locker room with apparent right leg injury
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson was forced to exit Sunday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers with a right leg injury.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Peterson was carried to the locker room after suffering an injury to his ankle.
Adrian Peterson being carried to locker room with ankle injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 19, 2016
Soon afterwards, the Vikings clarified that the injury was actually to Peterson’s knee and announced that he had been ruled out for the remainder of the evening.
#Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been ruled out with a knee injury.
— Vikings PR (@VikingsPR) September 19, 2016
The seven-time Pro Bowler was injured on a run late in the third quarter when his right leg was twisted into the turf on a tackle. He had to be helped off the field and was unable to put any weight on the leg.
Peterson finished the day with 12 carries for just 19 yards. An extended absence from the 31-year-old would obviously be crushing for the Vikings, especially after the season-ending knee injury that quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered in practice last month.
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