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MRI Shows Torn ACL For Peterson

Sunday, December 25th, 2011 at 9:46 am

The Minnesota Vikings will be without star running back Adrian Peterson for the last game of this season and maybe into the 2012 season.

Peterson was injured on the first offensive play of the second half in the Vikings 33-26 win over the Washington Redskins. Peterson tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to a statement released by the team late Saturday. Head coach Leslie Frazier is expected to release more information during his Monday news conference.

Along with the torn ACL, ESPN is reporting that Peterson also has a torn MCL in the same knee. The injury will likely sideline him for nine months, putting the start of the 2012 season in question.

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