|Peterson is set to begin running Feb. 28. (Getty Images)|
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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