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Adrian Peterson tears ACL in left knee

LANDOVER, MD (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson tore a ligament in his left knee Saturday after taking a direct hit in a 33-26 win over the Washington Redskins.

An MRI showed the anterior cruciate ligament tear after the team returned to Minnesota.

Peterson said he knew "it was something bad" the moment he was hit and that he was in "severe pain" on he lay on the field.

Hewas hurt when tackled by Redskins safety DeJon Gomes at the end of a 3-yard gain on the first offensive play of the second half.

Multiple other sources are reporting that Peterson has also torn his MCL tendon in the same knee, although a seperate MRI is pending to determine the extent of any other damage.

Peterson will finish the year just 30 yards short of his 5th straight 1,000 yard rushing season.

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