As Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson continues to rehab from a torn ACL in 2011, he still plans on being ready for week one of the regular season. He told ESPN that he feels like he’ll be 50-50 once training camp rolls around.
“To be honest with you I feel like 50-50. I feel like honestly, sitting here telling you the truth, I’ll be able to participate doing certain things. I think I’ll be able to participate. I’m going to be all the way honest with you. I feel like I will be able to get out there and you call a run play or whatever, I’ll be able to go through practice. That’s how I feel. That’s my mindset; but I’m going to follow the protocol. Whatever the Vikings and their staff want me to do, then I’m gonna do that; but I’m not going to hinder myself. I’m going to let those guys know how I feel, so if I’m able to get out there and get a couple of reps or whatever, then I’m going to participate in that way. But I’m sure they’ve got my best interests in hand, so we’ll work it out.”
The Vikings trainers have already made it clear that they won’t be pushing Peterson to the point where he’s in danger of hurting himself even more. They’ve invested a lot of money in him and they need to make sure he’s 100 percent healthy before he gets back on the field.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone