Published: Fri, December 15, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Adrian Peterson headed to IR with neck injury

Adrian Peterson headed to IR with neck injury

The coach - and the Cardinals - have a pretty good idea now.

Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson was placed on injured reserve Thursday with a neck injury.

Peterson experienced a bit of a resurgence with the Cardinals this season, topping 100 yards in two of his first three games following his trade form New Orleans.

Injuries have been a recurring theme in Peterson's career. Peterson is due a $750,000 roster bonus on the third day of the league year, which is March 16, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Peterson has not spoken to the media since the injury, but posted a video of the play last week on Instagram, writing in part "What a blessing".

Kerwynn Williams has been the starter in Peterson's absence and he was already slated to do that again Sunday in Washington.

However, in the Cardinals' next game, the Seattle Seahawks held him to 29 yards on 21 carries. It was the most carries in National Football League history for any player at least 30 years old. Peterson had his two best games of the season after the deal, running for 134 yards in Week 6 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 159 yards in Week 9 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Peterson rushed for 79 yards on 20 carries against a stout Jacksonville Jaguars defense.

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