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Adrian Peterson Suffers Apparent Ankle Injury

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The Vikings’ star running back was injured in the third quarter of the team’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

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It’s been a rough start to the 2016 NFL season for Minnesota Vikings’ star running back Adrian Peterson, and it got worse on Sunday night.

With about three minutes remaining in the third quarter of the Vikings’ contest against the Green Bay Packers, Peterson took a handoff and ran for five yards. On the tackle, it appeared he got his right ankle rolled up underneath him, and was assisted off the field, unable to put any weight on that ankle.

Peterson, who managed just 31 yards on 19 carries in the season opener against Tennessee, had picked up just 19 yards on 12 carries in the first three quarters of action against the Packers. The run blocking has been lousy thus far, which is the biggest part of what’s contributing to the decidedly un-Peterson-like numbers thus far.

We will have more news on this injury as we receive it, but for now Peterson is on the bench getting his ankle looked at by the training staff. Again, it appears that Peterson suffered a fairly significant right ankle injury in the third quarter of the Vikings’ game against the Packers on Sunday Night Football.

UPDATE: Apparently the injury was to Peterson’s knee, not to his ankle, and he has already been ruled out for the rest of the evening.