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Peterson on knee injury: 'I knew it was something bad'

Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson was carted off the field Saturday after a gruesome knee injury in Washington. Vikings officials say an MRI showed the torn ACL. It's likely to require surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation that could affect the beginning of the 2012 season
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Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson was carted off the field Saturday after a gruesome knee injury in Washington. Vikings officials say an MRI showed the torn ACL. It's likely to require surgery and a lengthy rehabilitation that could affect the beginning of the 2012 season

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