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Adrian Peterson has torn ACL, MCL

Updated: December 27, 2011, 9:54 AM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The athletic abilities of star running back Adrian Peterson led the Minnesota Vikings to give him a seven-year, $100 million contract extension before the season started.

Now, they hope his recuperative abilities are just as good and he is able to live up to being the highest-paid running back in the NFL.

Minnesota expects Peterson to be recovered from left knee surgery for two torn ligaments in time to start the 2012 season.

"We expect most people ...

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