Adrian Peterson wants to return to play for the Minnesota Vikings and wants it to happen this season. The veteran running back stated positively on Saturday that he could return from the injured reserve list to regular roster spot this 2016 NFL season.
However, NFL rumors state that Peterson may never play American football again. The severity of the injury will be known in a month after all tests are done. A return in 2016 is improbable according to reports that Peterson might have played his last game in Minnesota after undergoing knee surgery earlier this week.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune stated that the Vikings are expected to bring back Peterson in 2017 but the team can also consider releasing the running back and save money.
There are also rumors that Adrian Peterson is not fitted with the offensive system by head coach Mike Zimmer and offensive coordinator Norv Turner, who’s more into the passing game.
The Vikings acquired Sam Bradford in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending injury. The Vikings want to win the Super Bowl this year that they risked giving up a lot just to get to Bradford.
Minnesota is 3-0 this season with wins over the Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers. They will face the New York Giants, Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles in their next three games.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com stated that the Minnesota Vikings are loyal to Adrian Peterson and that the team wants the running back to retire with them.
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