At the end of February, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson indicated that he plans on being ready to play in the first regular season game of the 2012 season, despite tearing both his ACL and MCL at the end of this past season.
At this week’s NFL owners meetings, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier made it clear that even though they’re trying to help Peterson pace himself, he could be ready to go week one.
“I don’t know if there’s a firm timeline but we are monitoring his progress,” Frazier said. “There’s certain things based on other people’s history with that injury that you kind of look to see if he’s hitting some of those marks. So far he has in some ways exceeded expectations. But it’s still relatively early. He’s just beginning to run, this week, on land. There are still some areas where we’ve got to monitor where he is, so it’s too early right now to say that he’s going to absolutely make it back by the first game but so far he’s on target with everything we’ve asked him to do.”