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Adrian Peterson Could Return To Field For Vikings By Next Month

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The Minnesota Vikings dealt with two devastating injuries right out of the gate this season. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending knee injury before even playing a game and then veteran running back Adrian Peterson went down with an injury not long after that.

Although the consensus has been that Peterson was done for the season, the future Hall of Famer appears to be on track to return to the field for the Vikings by next month, according to ESPN’s Ben Goessling:

Adrian Peterson, who underwent surgery to repair a right lateral meniscus tear on Sept. 22, is making solid progress in his recovery and could be back on the field for the Minnesota Vikings by mid-to-late December, according to league sources.

Despite serious injuries to Bridgewater and Peterson, the Vikings were able to get off to a hot start this season. Minnesota won their first five games and had a lot of people speculating about whether they could contend for a Super Bowl title.

Unfortunately, the Vikings then headed into a downward spiral losing four in a row. Even though the team had a rough patch, the team was able to end their skid with a win over the Arizona Cardinals.

With the NFC North up for grabs, the Vikings’ playoff hopes are very much alive and look even more promising with Peterson potentially returning next month.

In the meantime, as the team awaits the return of the face of the franchise in Peterson, Minnesota will prepare for a Thanksgiving Day showdown with the division rival Detroit Lions. This game will be arguably the most important of the season with both teams sporting identical 6-4 records and equally in the running for the division title.

The Lions (-3) will host the Vikings at Ford Field as the favorites to come out on top on Thanksgiving, according to

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