Per a Josina Anderson report, Adrian Peterson will have surgery to repair the torn meniscus ligament he suffered in the 3rd quarter of Sundays game vs the Green Bay Packers.
Peterson got his knee twisted up with a player from Green Bay on a short running play.
#Vikings RB Adrian Peterson told me he's planning to have surgery on Thurs to repair his meniscus. He's "doing it with faith and optimism."
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 21, 2016
Vikings will more than likely be without Peterson for 3-4 months at a minimum per reports. In 2014, the Vikings had to do without Peterson’s services for the season when he was under league suspension. The Vikings went with a two pronged style of rushing with Matt Asiata and Jerrick McKinnon. The pair do not generate the 8-9 man in the box respect that Peterson does, so new QB Sam Bradford may find passing lanes more difficult now that they do not have to defend against Peterson’s big run potential.
Jerick McKinnon has had 16 or more carries three times in his career – He had 80+ rushing yards in all of them.
— Russell Clay (@RussellJClay) September 21, 2016
Update: The Vikings announced they have signed RB Ronnie Hillman (Denver Broncos) to the 53 man roster. Hillman is 5’10, 195 lb RB that ran for 72 yd TD vs the Vikings in 2015.
Mike Zimmer also announced that Jerrick McKinnon is now the starting RB going forward.