The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday that they’ve placed RB Adrian Peterson on injured reserve after he recently underwent surgery to repair his torn meniscus.
Peterson is an obvious candidate to be activated from I.R. later on in the season.
The Vikings would have to wait until Week 11 to bring him back.
Peterson, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Vikings back in 2007. He’s currently in the second year of his three-year, $44 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $7.75 million for the 2016 season.
This season, Peterson has rushed for 50 yards on 31 carries (1.6 YPC) to go along with two receptions for seven yards receiving and no touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Peterson as the news the news is available.