Adrian Peterson has been ruled out for Week 16 for the Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers.
Peterson returned for Week 15 from his meniscus surgery and rushed six times for 22 yards.
Peterson had said earlier this month he would only play if the Vikings were in playoff contention, adding it would be "pointless" to play if the Vikings weren't able to make the playoffs.
Peterson, who turns 32 in March, is on a team option for the 2017 season that includes a $6 million roster bonus on the third day of the league year. Peterson would carry an $18 million cap figure in 2017, and it seems likely the Vikings would pursue a restructured contract with the three-time NFL rushing leader, rather than picking up the option as it currently exists.