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Adrian Peterson helped off with apparent knee injury

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) tries to break a tackle by Green Bay Packers free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, left, during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) AP

The Vikings haven’t gotten what they would have hoped for out of Adrian Peterson tonight.

Now they just have to hope they haven’t lost him.

Peterson was just helped off the field with an apparent leg injury, and is being helped to the locker room, unable to put any weight on his right leg.

Peterson has been limited to 19 yards on 12 carries, but he’s obviously the focal point of their entire offense, and a blow they can’t afford having already lost quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a season-ending knee injury.

UPDATE 10:59 p.m. ET: The Vikings announced Peterson would not return with a knee injury.

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39 Responses to “Adrian Peterson helped off with apparent knee injury”
  1. philcodean says: Sep 18, 2016 10:54 PM

    Tough to see AP go down. Hope he isn’t lost for the season.

  2. jerrykill4pres says: Sep 18, 2016 10:56 PM

    So far, I am not one bit happy with this turf! Seen way to many injuries so far on this…..

  3. bubbasmithguy says: Sep 18, 2016 10:57 PM

    Vikings can survive without AP. McKinnon may be a better fit for the Vikings offense..

  4. dinodimes69 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:57 PM

    Acl tear out for 2016

  5. taintedsaints2009 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:01 PM

    Seriously, how many more injuries can this team withstand?

  6. jakec4 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:03 PM

    How can Revis be written about like he’s washed up but Peterson isn’t?

  7. ccous13 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:04 PM

    Well, he’s a child beater, so hard to feel too too bad. Anyone else and you’d say something positive.

  8. toekramp says: Sep 18, 2016 11:04 PM

    Didn’t look like a knee. Looked like an Achilles.

  9. usdcoyotesfan says: Sep 18, 2016 11:05 PM

    Good riddance, child abuser.

  10. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 18, 2016 11:05 PM

    Wow. And Vikings fans think PACKERS get calls. That’s ok. It’s a great game. I just got a Vikings fan ejected because he poured beer on my 10 year old daughter.

    Stay classy, Minnesota.


  11. jim0tt0 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:06 PM

    Packers getting lucky all game, Vikings injured.

  12. mcjon22 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:09 PM

    Spent 1.1 billion on the stadium, but couldn’t afford a golf cart so AP didn’t have to limp back to the locker room on 1 leg.

  13. jerrykill4pres says: Sep 18, 2016 11:12 PM

    Tokyosandblaster……. Don’t make stuff up! We all know you can’t leave the. State of Wisconsin. Probation won’t allow you to!

  14. therealtrenches says: Sep 18, 2016 11:13 PM

    Too many injuries today.

  15. fmc651 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:14 PM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 18, 2016 11:05 PM

    Wow. And Vikings fans think PACKERS get calls.

    Penalty yards more than offensive yards. Have a drive without a penalty and it will be the first

  16. Ugadogs21 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:15 PM

    That looked really bad.

  17. dropanotherpassadams says: Sep 18, 2016 11:16 PM

    Losing AP does not hurt the Vikes,and Bradford is an upgrade over Teddy.The Packers have also lost a few players.

  18. minnescrotums says: Sep 18, 2016 11:22 PM

    Lots of injuries tonight.

    Maybe there’s a little more to the theory that this field is not safe for players?

    Too many people seem to be going down for both teams.

  19. thegenghiskahn88 says: Sep 18, 2016 11:27 PM

    Bradford might join AP if that O Line keeps playing like absolute GARBAGE

  20. frank booth says: Sep 18, 2016 11:28 PM

    That’s a terrific set-up. Most teams have carts for injuries.

    At U.S. Bank, you get carried through Applebee’s on the way to the locker room.


  21. coltluger says: Sep 18, 2016 11:32 PM

    Packers are worse than last year.

  22. coltluger says: Sep 18, 2016 11:33 PM

    Frank booth blows.

  23. therealzeitgeist says: Sep 18, 2016 11:34 PM

    Peterson is last of the old-school ‘franchise’ r-backs, and durability is exact reason they are vanishing species.

  24. coltluger says: Sep 18, 2016 11:35 PM

    Green Bay loses.

  25. coltluger says: Sep 18, 2016 11:39 PM

    Sux to be a packer fan tonight.

  26. packsupersoldier says: Sep 18, 2016 11:40 PM

    Congrats on your Super Bowl win, Vike fans.

    I won’t even blame it on that last questionable PI call. Packers just sucked today.

  27. pkrlvr says: Sep 18, 2016 11:41 PM

    I don’t ever want to ever hear about the refs from MN fans again. To have the game decided on a flag is ridiculous.

  28. shaggytoodle says: Sep 18, 2016 11:43 PM

    Congrats Vikings you were the better. Even thought AP IS washed up Bradfrod and Diggs played well.

  29. coltluger says: Sep 18, 2016 11:44 PM

    Packers suck. Bradford > Rodgers

  30. FlashPatterson says: Sep 18, 2016 11:47 PM

    Come at the NFC North champs and you get punched in the mouth. Bye Packers.

  31. gtodriver says: Sep 18, 2016 11:55 PM

    Hoping AP can come back.

    A Viking win and a Packer loss, means AP will go home happy tonight.

    To the Packer trolls, just remember, most of you guaranteed a Packer win tonight.

    Instead, you need some cheese to go with your wine…

  32. bigdaddyrockytop says: Sep 18, 2016 11:57 PM

    Coltluger has to be the best poster on this site. Amazing insight.

  33. tjacks7 says: Sep 19, 2016 12:21 AM

    I hate to see AP go down, although McKinnon is the future at the position. Zimmer and Norv should rest their key players against the easier teams though for this vary reason.

  34. frank booth says: Sep 19, 2016 12:24 AM

    Adrian Peterson holds the Vikings’ record at U.S. Bank stadium for most rushing yards in a game, with 19.

    After 2 games against teams in the second half of the league in rushing defense in 2015, he has 31 carries and 50 yards and an injury.

    He hasn’t fallen off the cliff. He’s flying down it with Wile E. Coyote’s Acme Jet skates.

  35. packmanfan says: Sep 19, 2016 12:37 AM

    That is what the child abuser deserves.
    And if you give “thumbs down” then you support child abuse.
    Fact and not opinion or speculation!

  36. onebuffalove716 says: Sep 19, 2016 12:38 AM

    Wow. And Vikings fans think PACKERS get calls. That’s ok. It’s a great game. I just got a Vikings fan ejected because he poured beer on my 10 year old daughter.

    Stay classy, Minnesota.

    yet you have time to post comments? tend to your daughter clown.

  37. natelan69 says: Sep 19, 2016 12:38 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a better man/father.

  38. CallingYouOut says: Sep 19, 2016 1:25 AM

    Vikes took every shot the football gods and refs could deliver and still won with a QB who had a couple weeks in the system. Packers? Only scored after drive-changing penalties and yet have the audacity to complain about an offensive PI that was only hard to see in Wisco.

    No Bridgewater, no Peterson, no problem. Cheese heads can try to R-E-L-A-X…

  39. bkostela says: Sep 19, 2016 12:09 PM

    If AP is down for the year, maybe the Vikes can trade their other first-rounder to the Chiefs for Jamal Charles…

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