Posts Tagged ‘ACL’

My story: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has been in the lab for the hardest offseason of his life

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tore his ACL on December 24, triggering the longest offseason of his life. He’s targeted Week 1 for his return, and he seems to be on track. That’s all come with work. “I’ve been in the lab,” Peterson told me, and that’s an apt description. How is he doing? What he has been doing? Will he be ready? All pertinent questions. At Vikings minicamp yesterday, I spoke with Peterson for a while, and here is the full interview. Peterson has always worked. No surprise. Everyone knows that. But this offseason has made him work even more. He’s been humbled, and that’s changed his sense of urgency. He is just dying to be out there. “It really […]

Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin ran up a hill… and other Vikings things!

Minnesota was sooooo yesterday. I’m actually in New Orleans now, gearing up to go to Saints OTAs in a little bit. But before I do, let’s get reflect on what we saw in Eden Prairie during Vikings OTAs (which I talked about on TV here). What happened? – The biggest thing that happened was that rehabbing Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin ran up a hill. And I’m not lying, it was one of the coolest things I’ve seen. Two electric athletes, both fighting their way back to health, just absolutely going after it. They were racing. Harvin won almost all of them, but Peterson did get him twice — ACL tear and all. “It was a bit tough,” Harvin said. […]

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