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ANIMATED: Adrian Peterson Leg Injury Looks To Be Significant

Bad news for the Minnesota Vikings in their game against the Washington Redskins. The result of the game has suddenly become horribly insignificant, that is to say, if the injury to running back Adrian Peterson ends up as bad as it looked. Peterson went down with what appeared to be a serious knee injury, and if you're going to look at it, keep in mind that it's not for the faint of heart.

It certainly looks like something is broken. Peterson went down, and was carted to the locker room for further examination. There's no official word on his status, but you can bet it will be quite a bit worse than "questionable." Peterson has been banged up with an ankle sprain for the last few weeks, but this is clearly far worse than that.

For the most part, it's too early to speculate, but folks have to hope that it won't keep Peterson out of, say, next season. Below is an animated .gif of the injury.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.