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Adrian Peterson to have knee surgery on Friday

Posted on: December 29, 2011 4:35 pm
 
AP will go under the knife on Friday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The Vikings aren't wasting any time when it comes to getting Adrian Peterson under the knife -- the star running back, who tore his ACL and MCL on Christmas Eve and is expected to miss eight to nine months, will undergo surgery on Friday.

That's according to our Vikings Rapid Reporter Joe Oberle who reports that Dr. James Andrews will perform the surgery.

"[We’re] praying that everything goes well," coach Leslie Frazier said on Thursday. "We'll get an update after the surgery."

That Peterson is undergoing surgery less than a week after suffering the injury tells you exactly what kind of timeline the Vikings are up against -- waiting any longer to get Peterson working on rehab could seriously effect how quickly he can return. As it is now, Peterson will be pushing it to make a Week 1 return even if everything goes smoothly.

After the surgery, Peterson will return to Minnesota for rehab.

"He’ll do a portion of it here and we’re going to talk more about what’s the best way to do it," Frazier said per Oberle. "He wants to do the best thing for him, and I think the best thing would be to do a great deal of it here."

The best thing for Peterson -- and for the Vikings -- is to be prudent with his health at this point. Frazier and the team erred, clearly, in putting Peterson on the field in a meaningless game while he was dealing with an injury.

They'd be wise to remember that before trying to rush him back for Week 1 in 2012.


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koomking
Since: Dec 30, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:53 am
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:20 am
 

Adrian Peterson to have knee surgery on Friday

WUTANG???  really man??  you call yourself WUTANG, yet classify another person as a classless thug??  LOL.  no further comment needed here.  its not worth anyones time.    Hopefully peterson makes a speedy recovery and can continue to be the great back that he is.  It was a real shame what happened, but now lets hope he gets back soon.  Its been a pleasure watching him play.


Sewage Soup
Since: Oct 19, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 8:51 am
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Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 9:47 pm
 

Adrian Peterson to have knee surgery on Friday

Best of luck AP!



Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Adrian Peterson to have knee surgery on Friday

I agree he is in my mind the best all around back out there and its sad that he is goin threw this ordeal at this time,hope everything goes well with his surgery and rehab,would love to see him back next year good luck adrian



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: December 29, 2011 9:06 pm
 

Adrian Peterson to have knee surgery on Friday

Good luck on your rehab, Adrian. You're easily the best damn RB in the NFL by far. I'm a Lions fan and I can testify to that.


TallMenDating
Since: Dec 29, 2011
Posted on: December 29, 2011 6:08 pm
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Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Adrian Peterson to have knee surgery on Friday

Adrian.

Good luck. Please do not get the same surgeons from the Browns. Guarantee'd infection...
Best of luck with rehab. 


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