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Adrian Peterson needs surgery and could be out for the season

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It's official, the Minnesota Vikings have the absolute worst luck with injuries out of everyone in the NFL.

A couple of weeks after losing starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for the entire season due to a horrific knee injury suffered in practice, the Vikings will now have to do without their biggest star, running back Adrian Peterson.

According to Josina Anderson of ESPN, Peterson will indeed be having knee surgery after suffering a meniscus injury in the Sunday Night Football win over the Green Bay Packers.


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Peterson suffered what is called a "bucket tear" and the surgery will likely see him out of action for 3-4 months.

By the time that Peterson is back on the field, the Vikings season may well be over if they haven't been able to reach the playoffs or keep up their good early season form. 

"Obviously, it's hard to replace a running back like Adrian Peterson," Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford said. "When Adrian is in the game, everyone is loading the box, trying to stop the run, which gives us a lot of one-on-one matchups on the outside.

To replace Peterson, the Vikings have signed running back Ronnie Hillman, head coach Mike Zimmer said after the news broke earlier.

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