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Adrian Peterson torn meniscus

The post Game Recap: Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers appeared first on Cover32. It is not clear how long he will be sidelined, but Peterson is expected to miss multiple games.

Since Lacy joined the team in 2013, the Packers are 24-7-1 overall when either one or both reach that mark, including an impressive 12-1 on the road.

As for the next game, the home opener against Detroit, McCarthy and Bennett said they’re not going to forget Lacy and Starks.

Peterson was injured at the end of a 5-yard run in the third quarter.

The Vikings were left reeling when star running back Adrian Peterson was forced off with a serious knee injury during the victory over Green Bay Packers on Monday (AEST). A meniscus tear doesn’t necessarily mean the player will miss significant time.

“(The crowd noise) was great when the defense was up, it was phenomenal, ” Boone said.

For Bradford, his success started with the early connection he made with his teammates, as well as his understanding and enjoyment of the playbook, which compliments his up-tempo style of play.

There are two main surgery options, one is to trim the affected area of the meniscus and the other is to stitch it back together.

“Obviously, it helps me a lot just to go in there and I think the coaches trust me to put me in that situation”, Asiata said. He expects the same from his team following Peterson’s injury.

The injury Adrian Peterson sustained to his right knee – a torn meniscus – could have been much worse. Whether he’s back within a week or two, or whether he’s gone for much of the regular season, will hinge on the decisions Peterson and the Vikings make in the coming days.

Peterson, who missed nearly the entire 2014 season after being accused of assaulting his four-year-old son, returned to football last year to top the single-season rushing standings.

McCarthy said extensive surgery could end Peterson’s season. Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata would split snaps like they did in 2014, when Peterson played only one game after the National Football League banned him following child abuse charges he faced in Texas. According to The University of Washington Medical, “Most traumatic meniscal tears occur as a result of a twisting injury when the knee rotates but the foot stays fixed in position”, which is how Peterson was injured.

The Vikings, who have three running backs on their 53-man roster, could also promote Duluth native C.J. Ham from the practice squad.

“Everybody on offense, we all have to pick our game up”, tight end Kyle Rudolph said. “So we’re going to keep plugging away”. It isn’t like walking into a new baseball team and you’re a pitcher and you go out there and throw the ball.