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Adrian Peterson Injury Update: Vikings RB To Have MRI On Knee Saturday Night

Minnesota Vikings fans will likely not have to wait long to find out the fate of running back Adrian Peterson. The Vikings' staff has released that he will have an MRI on Saturday evening, and that will determine the course of treatment for the back:

Logo4_normal Peterson will have an MRI on his knee tonight per Frazier. - @VikingsFootball via Twitter

Peterson appeared to have a significant knee injury when he was hit by DeJon Gomes on the first offensive play of the second half. Quarterback Christian Ponder was knocked from the game with a concussion one play later, but the Vikings still went on to earn the victory.

Neither player returned, and it is highly doubtful that Peterson will now play in next week's season finale against the Chicago Bears. Peterson had rushed for 38 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries when he left the game. Toby Gerhart ran for 109 yards in Peterson's place.

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