Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson had successful reconstructive surgery Friday to have his left knee repaired.
"We've received word that Adrian underwent successful knee surgery with Dr. James Andrews and is now resting comfortably," coach Leslie Frazier said in a statement. "Adrian is in our thoughts, we wish him a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him when he returns to Minnesota."
Peterson tore the medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee in last Saturday's game against Washington. He also suffered damaged to the meniscus.
Team officials said they are estimating a recovery time of eight to nine months, which could have Peterson ready for the 2012 season opener. Surgery was originally going to be postponed until the MCL was healed, but doctors have opted to speed up the process instead.
Peterson appeared in 12 games this season, rushing for 973 yards and 12 touchdowns. It ended his streak of four straight 1,000-yard seasons to...