It’s still unclear whether Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be ready to suit up and play come Week One of the 2012 season, due to a torn ACL suffered on Christmas Eve against the Redskins. It is clear, however, that roughly five months after the injury he’s able to sprint. Against teammate Percy Harvin.
Up a hill.
Evidence of Peterson and Harvin running side by side appears at the website of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, as part of a video review of the day’s practice session.
“I missed that,” coach Leslie Frazier said in comments distributed by the team. O “ur trainer was telling me about it and we have it on tape so I’m looking forward to seeing that but he was telling me that they looked real good. The good thing is those guys are competing, they push one another and that’s good for us, two great athletes like that pushing each other in competition in their rehab, that’s a good thing.”
It doesn’t mean Peterson would be ready to play any time soon. But he still has 101 more days to prepare for the regular-season opener.
For now, he’s looking no different than any other guy who’s getting ready for football season.