Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s comeback from an ACL tear continues to go off without a hitch.
Peterson had 33 carries in the first two games of the season, more than most were projecting after he didn’t play in any preseason games, and Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says that Peterson’s feeling better this week than he felt after the first game of the season. That could have him in line for a bigger workload in the near future.
“We think he’s getting to that point where we can think about a few more carries,” Frazier said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “He’s getting close to that point, so we’ll see how he does this week in practice. We’ve been rotating him and Toby every other series, but we’re going to see how he does this week in practice.”
The only fly in the ointment could be this week’s opposition. The 49ers could well put the Vikings in a position on the scoreboard where running the ball isn’t the best offensive option, to say nothing of the frustration that many teams find when they try to move the ball on the ground against San Francisco. Peterson might be ready for more work, but there’s a pretty good chance that he’ll have to wait another week to find it.