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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, 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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Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 18, 2012 9:23 am

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

although i am a chiefs fan i am wishing AP a quick and complete recovery.......God speed Adrian!!!

Since: Feb 17, 2012
Posted on: February 18, 2012 9:14 am
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Since: Mar 13, 2010
Posted on: February 17, 2012 10:08 pm

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

It's guys like Adrian Peterson who make me proud to be a Vikings fan. What a work ethic this guy has! I have no doubt in him at all. If I can ride a bike machine two weeks after hip replacement surgery at age 61, I'm sure AP will be working hard All Day!!

Since: Aug 30, 2011
Posted on: February 17, 2012 4:57 pm

Adrian Peterson says he'll start running Feb. 28

This guy seems to be a class act and I am not even a Vikings fan and im pulling for him, get back soon Adrian!!!

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