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Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

Posted on: February 17, 2012 4:27 pm
 
Peterson is set to begin running Feb. 28. (Getty Images)
By Josh Katzowitz

After tearing his ACL and MCL on Christmas, Adrian Peterson underwent surgery on Dec. 30, and a few days later, CBS Sports’ Charley Casserly said we could expect Peterson back at the start of the 2012 season.

The Vikings running back seems to be sticking to that schedule, as Peterson says he plans to start running Feb. 28.

That’s what he told KFAN 100.3 (via scout.com), saying, “I’m definitely making improvement. I’m starting to get my muscle tone and strength back into the legs. I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far. I’m extremely happy.”

Since his surgery, he’s been in touch with the Vikings while rehabbing his knee in Houston.

But as he should, he’s trying to be cautious and trying not to do too much too soon. His physical therapist is making sure Peterson keeps that mindset.

“He’s making sure I’m doing the right things. It feels strong, but he doesn’t want me to push it too much,” Peterson said.

After all, if the Vikings are going to stick with quarterback Christian Ponder, it pays to have one of the league’s best running backs fully healthy for your offense.

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Comments

Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: February 19, 2012 11:04 am
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

YO ADRIAN !!!  Go gettem man!! Best of luck to ya.



Since: Oct 6, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2012 9:33 am
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

So what are the chances the Vikings spend a high draft pick on a running back or grab some high profile one in free agency?



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2012 9:14 am
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

sell me some of that good stuff u smokin broa!!




Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2012 12:47 am
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

Superbronco, running backs do not usually ever get back to 100% from ACL injuries, especially when they have injury history.  I remember Willis McGahee tore his in the BCS National title game and was never the same again.  He may be good, but he will never be a superstar again, at least at the level he once was.  The turf in the Metrodome won't help him either.  Another problem is that Minnesota is going nowhere anytime soon, especially in that division with the Packers, Lions, and Bears.  He even looks like he lost a few steps since 2009.  He took a lot of carries the last few years and this injury should never have happened.  He had a bad ankle he was playing with and the team was already eliminated when he got hurt.  There was no way their franchise player should have been playing in a meaningless game.  I like watching him, but I just cannot see a running back who relies on his legs and needs to cut recovering from an ACL injury. He'd be better off on a competitive team as well because the Vikings are in rebuilding mode.



Since: Jan 22, 2012
Posted on: February 18, 2012 6:50 pm
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

Well we hope so AP, because your starting to look like a disappointment to alot of fans. WOA, try to stay healthy and try to hang on to the ball 2012 season.



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2012 5:18 pm
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

Haven't watched much football in the last two years have ya?   Fumble too much????



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: February 18, 2012 12:22 pm
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

This is nice news. Peterson is a beast and, together with Jarred Allen on defense, keeps the team in a competitive level.



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2012 11:29 am
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

paul crewe....the toughest yard....think about it......throw the game....he better pray his knee works and is not too damaged.....then he is totally worthless....throw the game.....he could run like the wind....let's hope he still can....the boy ran fast.....throw the game.....he better pray his knee works......think about it.




Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 18, 2012 11:24 am
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

Man, I never expected to see negative comments about a guy like Adrian Peterson?  He'll be back, and he'll be one of the top RBs in the league again.  My bet, with his work ethic he leads the league in rushing this season to prove the nay-sayers wrong.



Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: February 18, 2012 9:35 am
 

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

one dimensional back (poor receiver and non exisitent blocker) who fumbles way too much. 


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