Adrian Peterson set to have surgery on Thursday to address torn meniscus

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MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer indicated star running back Adrian Peterson is set to have surgery on Thursday, September 22nd — to repair his torn meniscus.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 18: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings sits on the field as trainers tended to his knee in the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Peterson was carried to the sidelines and later went to the locker room. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – SEPTEMBER 18: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings sits on the field as trainers tended to his knee in the third quarter of the game against the Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Peterson was carried to the sidelines and later went to the locker room. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Peterson was injured in the third quarter of Minnesota’s 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. He needed crutches to exit U.S. Bank Stadium, but it does appear Peterson will be able to return at some point this season after initial fears that he tore his ACL.

Peterson has rushed for just 50 yards on 31 carries in the first two weeks.

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