Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson may not be returning this season due to a neck injury, but he will be back in 2018.

The good news is my neck injury doesn’t require surgery, but I’m told by Dr. Robert Watkins that the best thing for me is just more rest than the length of the season. Obviously, I’m disappointed about going on IR when my body is still able to produce but I look forward to returning completely healthy for another season in 2018,” Peterson said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity that the Arizona Cardinals have given me to show that I can still contribute on an NFL team.”

While Peterson is under contract for another season, the Cardinals could opt to release him and save $3.5M.

But, with the injuries that ravaged the Cardinals roster and with a need for long-term depth behind David Johnson next season.

Peterson will be back next season if it’s with the Cardinals or somewhere else in the NFL.