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Adrian Peterson injury update; his season might be over

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I hope you added Jerick McKinnon or Matt Asiata this morning.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The initial report on Adrian Peterson was that he might play this week, but at worse he would miss a week or two with a torn MCL. Well it turns out that he is going to have surgery on Thursday and could be out for the year according to Josina Anderson of the NFL Network:

As I said yesterday, if anyone can come back from an injury it is Peterson. He tore his ACL in December of 2011 and was 100% ready for the start of the 2012 season. All of that to say I wouldn’t drop him if I owned him in a league- even a re-draft. He could be back on the field before the year is over.

It will be interesting to see how the carries are divided up between Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see the Vikings open up the offense a little bit. Sam Bradford played well in his first start and he has some weapons in Stefon Diggs, Laquan Treadwell and Charles Johnson.