The Minnesota Vikings placed All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson on injured reserve Friday, which means he’ll miss more than a month as he recovers from knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus.
Peterson injured his knee in the Vikings’ win over the rival Green Bay Packers last Sunday. The earliest he could return is Week 11, when Minnesota takes on the Arizona Cardinals at home.
The Vikings will be without Peterson until at least November, and they’ve also lost starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and left tackle Matt Kalil for the rest of the season because of injuries.
Minnesota wide receiver Stefon Diggs, who leads the NFL in receiving yards with 285, also missed practice Friday.
These injuries come at a pretty bad time, too, as the Vikings prepare for a tough matchup against the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers on the road Sunday.
Luckily for the Vikings, they’re already 2-0.
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