Posted on: December 24, 2011 6:26 pm
By Josh Katzowitz
The report from the Vikings says that the gruesome-looking knee injury suffered by Adrian Peterson was a sprain and that he’d be reevaluated in Minnesota.
In actuality, though, Peterson’s injury could be worse than that.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole, two sources say that Peterson actually suffered a torn ACL and “maybe did more damage.”
Obviously, that’s terrible news for Peterson and the Vikings heading into 2012.
"You take a blow to the knee like that, you're concerned about the ACL and the MCL -- those ligaments mainly," Peterson said after the game (via ESPN 1500), while balancing himself on crutches. “I don't know. Just trying to stay as positive as I can and I'll just find out more once (the MRI results are in)."
Peterson said he knew the injury was “something bad” when Redskins safety DeJon Gomes blasted him from the side and bent his knee in a completely awkward direction.
"it was very severe, the pain was," Peterson said. "Once it kind of eased up, I was able to kind of roll around and kind of grasp what just took place."
Peterson was asked if he regretted playing so late in what has become a lost season, especially since he was just coming off a high ankle sprain that kept him out three games. He said he wasn’t sorry he played.
“I felt like I was healthy enough to go and be productive,” Peterson said. “As you guys see in the first half, I was being productive. I felt good coming out the second half, man. I just had more energy and I was ready to really get things going. But unfortunately, it was cut short on the first play."
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