Vikings put Peterson on IR; Kalil has labral surgery on hip

FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is helped off the field after getting injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Minneapolis. The Vikings and Panthers will be counting on their backup running backs they meet Sunday in Charlotte. Both teams lost their featured backs last week to injury, Minnesotas Peterson underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus, while Jonathan Stewart is dealing with a pulled hamstring. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Adrian Peterson has been placed on injured reserve by the Minnesota Vikings, one day after his surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

NFL teams can pull one player off injured reserve per season, so the Vikings would be able to activate the franchise's all-time leading rusher down the stretch if he were to heal swiftly. The likelihood of him returning this year, though, is slim.

Also Friday, left tackle Matt Kalil had surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right hip. He was operated by team physician Dr. Chris Larson, who performed Peterson's procedure. The Vikings called Kalil's procedure successful, but he'll miss the first game of his career Sunday when the Vikings (2-0) visit Carolina. Kalil was also placed on injured reserve this week.

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