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Adrian Peterson “not far off” in recovery from groin surgery

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made a quick comeback from a torn ACL to rush for 2,097 yards during the 2012 season, so it’s not shocking to learn that expects to be back to work soon after groin surgery in late January.

Peterson said on a conference call Wednesday that he is getting close to being fully recovered from the surgery, which came after Peterson missed a couple of games at the end of the season as a result of an injury suffered in a November game against the Cowboys. Peterson termed himself “not far off” from being able to participate in the team’s offseason workout program, although he stopped short of predicting when he’d be ready.

“I haven’t been able to put a date on [when I’ll be there], but, yeah, I do [plan to] as far as participating,” Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Right now, the most important thing is being healthy. That’s what I’m doing. I’m rehabbing. I’m working out still to get the body back to where it needs to be.”

Peterson also said that he understood why new coach Mike Zimmer called for him to be a leader of the team and called being a leader for the organization something he takes pride in. It sounds like he’ll be leading from the field sooner rather than later, which is surely good news to Zimmer and the rest of the organization.

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15 Responses to “Adrian Peterson “not far off” in recovery from groin surgery”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Apr 9, 2014 4:53 PM


  2. thepftpoet says: Apr 9, 2014 4:57 PM

    Adrian Peterson will finally establish himself as the greatest NFL player of all time this year, not just Running Back.

    No other player has ever accomplished what he has in his career.

    He also plays for the Historic Minnesota Vikings who have a history of winning – 3rd best winning percentage out of every franchise in the NFL

    We also have 18 division titles, which is 5 more than Green Bay.

    Our rich history of winning just shows how Adrian Peterson as a person is very similar to our organization.


  3. tokyosandblaster says: Apr 9, 2014 4:59 PM

    Too bad he’s “really far off” from ever sniffing another division title and playoff berth.


  4. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Apr 9, 2014 4:59 PM

    Peterson, even at 50%, is better than Eddie Lacy.

    Why? Because he’s football greatness, that’s why.

  5. ariani1985 says: Apr 9, 2014 5:02 PM

    Is this the year where he rushes for 1000 yards against the Packers? Seriously, turd bays defense is that bad!

  6. trumb1mj says: Apr 9, 2014 5:02 PM

    HGH works wonders.

  7. teal379 says: Apr 9, 2014 5:03 PM

    Interesting comment on his running in 2012.

    Why no mention of 2013?

  8. dolphinfan17 says: Apr 9, 2014 5:06 PM

    Even if he wasn’t close, he’d still be stellar this upcoming year

  9. norrismen says: Apr 9, 2014 5:17 PM

    Nfl version of Chuck Norris

  10. ravenswhat says: Apr 9, 2014 5:27 PM

    Guy is like wolverine. He just regenerates ACL’s and Groin muscles in weeks.

  11. filthymcnasty1 says: Apr 9, 2014 6:33 PM

    I remember way back when he used to be able to play an entire season.

  12. Celebrity Man Guy says: Apr 10, 2014 1:14 AM

    Adrian Peterson and Mike Zimmer are a potent combination!

  13. purplehaze28 says: Apr 10, 2014 1:03 PM

    I see what Zimmer is doing…
    AP is already the best player in the NFL, so he’s trying to motivate him to reach the stratosphere. …enticing a hungry pitbull by using some juicy T-bones.

  14. purplehaze28 says: Apr 10, 2014 1:39 PM

    I see what Zimmer is doing…
    AP is already the best player in the NFL, so he’s trying to motivate him to reach the stratosphere. …enticing a hungry pitbull by using some juicy T-bones.

  15. zinjaboy says: Apr 10, 2014 2:47 PM

    Bzzzzzz, INCORRECT. Vikes winning percentage is not 3rd all time, it’s 8th.

    Bears .578
    Cowboys .571
    Dolphins .567
    PACKERS .565
    49ers .558
    Ravens .550
    Giants .547
    Vikings .541

    Now, if it was meant 3rd all time in the NFC North, you’d be spot on. They HAVE edged out the Lions.

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