Former Sooner Could Be Out for Season

Adrian Peterson

Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson could miss the rest of the season for the Minnesota Vikings after injuring his right knee last Sunday, September 18.

The Vikings announced Peterson will undergo surgery Thursday, September 22, to repair a torn meniscus.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Peterson also has a torn collateral ligament in the knee.

If the injury is severe, it could mean Peterson would miss 3 to 4 months, which would put him out for the rest of the season, or the vast majority of the season.

Peterson injured his knee in the third quarter of the Vikings 17-14 win over Green Bay last Sunday.

So far, the Vikings have not placed Peterson on the injured reserve list, which would automatically put him out for eight weeks.

Peterson is in his 10th season in the NFL, all with the Vikings.

He suffered a torn ACL and MCL late in the 2011 season, but came back to become the NFL Most Valuable Player in 2012, rushing for 2,097 yards, the second highest season total in league history.

He missed all but one game in 2014 after being suspended for an indictment on child abuse charges.