Vikings' Adrian Peterson has Torn Meniscus in Right Knee

St. Paul Pioneer Press—September 19, 2016

Reporter Chris Tomasson covers the recent injury to Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson tore his meniscus after his last game and his timetable to return is unknown.

Moira M. McCarthy, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at HSS, did not treat Peterson but has operated on other NFL players with torn meniscus injuries.

According to Dr. McCarthy, if the knee doesn't require surgery then Peterson likely will be out a couple of weeks while he takes anti-inflammatory medicine and does physical therapy. If surgery is needed, it might be just to trim the meniscus.

"It kind of depends on how big and how bad his meniscus tear is,” said Dr. McCarthy.

To read the full article, visit Dr. McCarthy was also featured in a follow-up article about Adrian Peterson's injury: "Vikings' Adrian Peterson Could be out for Season, Matt Kalil as Well".



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