Adrian Peterson On Track to Play Week 1
Adrian Peterson continues his unbelievable recovery from a torn ACL he sustained eight months ago. According to ESPN 1500 Twin Cities, Peterson took his first hits of the off-season in the Minnesota Vikings practice on Monday and remains on track to suit up for week one.
Peterson won’t be a full year removed from his horrific injury until late in December, but his speedy comeback has been nothing short of a miracle. He will not play in Minnesota’s final preseason game, but has reportedly had no setbacks of any kind, and is expected to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 9th when the Vikings kick off their 2012 season.
Toby Gerhart is lined up to help Peterson shoulder the rushing load until he is 100%.
Just as just about every bit of news concerning Peterson has been, this is encouraging. With that said, Peterson still isn’t 100% and he’s still a guy coming off of a torn ACL. I’d be more confident if he was closing on on being a full year removed from the injury, kind of like Jamaal Charles will be come week two.
Peterson just now is taking hits, plus you have to factor in potential swelling and soreness down the road, along with Toby Gerhart possibly eating into his rushing load. Peterson could still be a nice RB2, but he certainly still comes with some risk.