Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will have surgery Thursday morning to repair his torn meniscus, the team announced Wednesday.
Peterson, who was injured Sunday, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson that he has a “bucket handle tear” of the meniscus, which typically has a minimum recovery time of three to four months. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, however, conceded Wednesday that Peterson could be gone for the season.
“(I’m) doing it with faith and optimism,” Peterson told ESPN of the procedure.
He had been provided with multiple options about how to treat the injury, and he had been waiting to hear back from Dr. James Andrews, who performed extensive surgery on Peterson’s knee in 2011, before making his decision.
Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson left the game vs The Green Bay Packers on September 15th in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers with an injured right knee. Peterson was injured after a 5-yard run late in the third quarter. He was not able to put any pressure on his leg has he hobbled off the field and needed to be helped back to the locker room for further testing.