Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he’s making significant progress after having surgery on December 30 to repair a torn ACL.
Peterson said he expects to start running on February 28 and is satisfied with how far he has come.
“I’m definitely making improvement. I’m starting to get my muscle tone and strength back into the legs,” Peterson told Paul Allen on KFAN, via Scout.com. “I’m happy with the progress I’ve made so far. I’m extremely happy.”
Peterson said he is working hard — but not too hard — with his physical therapist in Houston.
“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.
Peterson is hoping to be ready for the start of the season, which would mean a recovery time of a little more than eight months.