Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has talked a lot about breaking the single-season rushing record and he’s moved on to ruminating about Emmitt Smith’s all-time mark.
Neither record is going to be easy to come by, but if Peterson is able to get there he is going to need a lot of help from his offensive line. It’s good news for him, then, that John Sullivan has been a full participant in the team’s training camp practices.
Sullivan had microfracture surgery on his left knee in late January in order to make Sullivan less likely to experience problems with damaged cartilage in the future. Sullivan said that the surgery and recovery were not the “horror stories” of the past and that he’s not having any difficulties returning to work.
“We didn’t talk about it too much, because there were kind of some unknowns,” Sullivan said, via Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “But at this point, I’m out on the field, I’m practicing, I’m playing at a hundred percent and I feel great.”
Sullivan had an excellent season in 2012 and was a big part of the reason why Peterson nearly toppled Dickerson. The team’s counting on more of the same from him this season and his return to health makes it likelier that they’ll get it.