GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was helped off the field Sunday at Green Bay, walking gingerly on his right leg and favoring his knee.
Peterson made an 11-yard catch in the third quarter when he was hit low by cornerback Al Harris in the middle of the field and went tumbling head over heels. The rookie writhed in pain on the field, and players immediately called over trainers.
Peterson spent several minutes on the ground, and then left the field limping with the help of trainers, who appeared to be looking at his knee on the sideline. He also tried to put weight on the leg on the sideline, and later was wearing a sleeve on it.
His return was questionable, the team said.
Fresh off the most prolific running day in NFL history, Peterson looked like a run-of-the-mill rookie Sunday.
The Packers' defense made Peterson its emphasis after watching him run roughshod over the San Diego Chargers for an NFL-record 296 yards along with three touchdowns in the Minnesota victory.
Peterson had 45 yards rushing on 11 carries against the Vikings to give him 1,081 yards this season. He also had three receptions for 14 yards before he came out.
Minnesota came in with the best running attack in the league, averaging 183.1 yards per game. But the Packers didn't allow Peterson to break free despite touching the ball on 11 of the Vikings' 17 offensive plays in the first half.
Peterson's best effort was a 12-yard run around right tackle before being dragged down by A.J. Hawk and Charles Woodson.

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