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Vikings' Peterson tears ACL and MCL

Dec. 26, 2011 at 4:01 PM   |   Comments

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tore his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee Saturday, the team said.

But officials said they thought he could be back on the field early next season.

Trainer Eric Sugarman said Monday the running back's injury includes some damage to the medial and lateral minisci in his knee.

Peterson suffered a helmet-to-knee hit from Redskins safety DeJon Gomes in the third quarter. Sugarman said he will probably have surgery in the next seven to 10 days.

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