Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is heading for knee surgery, and he could miss most or all of the rest of the season.
Peterson told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he will have surgery to repair his torn meniscus on Thursday. Peterson said he’s “doing it with faith and optimism.”
A torn meniscus is not as serious an injury as some of the other knee injuries NFL players (including Peterson) have suffered, but Peterson could miss three or four months, Anderson reports.
The 31-year-old Peterson was off to a very rough start this season before he suffered the injury, with just 50 yards on 31 carries, an average of 1.6 yards a carry.