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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has knee surgery


Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to have surgery on torn meniscus

Think about that. A team loses the former No. 4 overall pick and blind side protector for a new quarterback, and no one blinks.

Peterson faces surgery • Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson will have surgery on his right knee to fix a torn meniscus, putting his season in question. He slid down the line of scrimmage Sunday night, tracking Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. According to ESPN, which first reported news of Thursday’s surgery, Peterson potentially could be sidelined for three months or longer, raising the possibility that his 2016 season could be over.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen said the team is capable of moving on after injuries or mistakes.

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.

The Vikings, after winning the NFC North last season and suffering a near-miss playoff defeat to the Seattle Seahawks on a missed field goal, once hoped that Bridgewater’s continued development as a passer would complement Peterson’s running and enable them to make a run deeper into the postseason this season.

Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa practiced in pads Wednesday for the first time with the team, but his limited work makes it uncertain he can make his National Football League debut against Indianapolis on Sunday. It was an unusually swift recovery, and Peterson finished the 2012 season with 2,097 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns, which earned him MVP honors. He didn’t throw an interception. He’s got great presence in the pocket.

Now, we can’t talk about a Vikings and a Packers game without talking about Aaron “Discount Double Check” Rogers.

Minnesota Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon (21) runs for a short gain after a missed tackle by Tennessee Titans linebacker Sean Spence (55) during the firs thalf at Nissan Stadium earlier this month.

But Rodgers hasn’t had a passer rating over 100 since Week 6 last season. He is well on his way to doing far better this year.

WASHINGTON: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson has knee and ankle injuries that could keep him out of Sunday’s game against the Giants. Bradford, who was traded to the Vikings from the Philadelphia Eagles before the opener, continues to settle in. No one will worry too much about what the Vikings gave up if Bradford stays healthy and in the lineup and the Vikings thrive. The thinking is that because Peterson won’t be lined up in the backfield anymore, defenses will be able to back off a bit and not consistently “stack the box” against the Minnesota offense. Bridgewater is expected to make a full recovery. No timetable was given for his return. He has revived his career before. “It just seemed like a normal tackle, but then I went back and saw that his foot kind of got caught in the ground”.