Adrian Peterson Injury Update

Posted: 6th August 2012 by FFR Squad in Injury Updates
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“Aside from a one-day setback following an allergic reaction, Peterson continued to demonstrate a fanatical determination to rejoin the team in time for its Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. During the first day of my visit, Peterson spent more than 30 minutes trying to beat prescribed times in a 50-yard dash. The next day, he ran stairs at Blakeslee Stadium. Although no one has an exact date in mind, the sense at camp is that Peterson’s off-field recovery is nearing its end. Soon it will be time to be activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list and add football drills to his routine.”

Here is Adam Shefters take on the situation.

“Some things to keep in mind about Peterson: doctors have been blown away at how quickly he has recovered. Peterson feels like he’s ready to play now, but the Vikings are trying to slow him down to be as cautious as possible. My sense is he will be productive this season, though not quite like the Peterson of old. Most players who return after torn ACL’s are even better in their second season back, and that would figure to be the case with Peterson. But he is such a physical freak that it shouldn’t be such a surprise if he is better than people expect.”

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