In a season that's seen it's fair share of big names hit the injured reserve, Adrian Peterson is the latest to see his season end in unceremonious fashion.
In a statement, the running back says he's focused on getting better and looking forward to next season.
The Cardinals are placing Peterson on injured reserve, the 32-year-old former NFL MVP and seven-time Pro Bowler confirmed in a statement Friday to ESPN's Josina Anderson. He finished the season with 529 yards on 156 carries.More news: Apple buys music app Shazam
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Peterson is the 13th Cardinals' player on IR heading into the final three weeks of the season. "I'm grateful for the opportunity that the Arizona Cardinals have given me to show that I can still contribute to a an National Football League team". He spent his first 10 seasons in Minnesota, becoming the franchise's all-time leader in rushing yards (11,747) and touchdowns (97). The former Oklahoma star averaged just 3.4 yards per carry this season, a career low Peterson in which he played in more than three games - he averaged just 1.9 yards per carry through an injury plagued three games last season. After a disastrous four-game stint in New Orleans, Peterson was traded to an Arizona squad desperately looking for a running game resurrection after David Johnson was lost to injury.
With the Cardinals, Peterson started off strong - rushing for 134 yards in his first game with the team.
Peterson's career might be over as well. Two games later, he rushed for 159 yards.