Adrian Peterson's Goal: "To Be Back for the First Game of the Season"

I think we could all use a little inspiration this dreary Friday afternoon. Here’s some: Adrian Peterson met the media this afternoon and said his personal goal is “to be back for the first game of the season.” Peterson took the podium without crutches but with a very large brace on his leg. The running back discussed numerous topics including his future rehab plans. He said he doesn’t know yet how much rehabbing he’ll do in Minnesota. He did say he will get the brace off in 2 weeks, then 10-12 weeks after that will begin jogging. Right now he’s on the stationary bike.

The worst part of the whole battle so far? According to Adrian, it was the first week when he would wake up every two hours with excruciating pain. A normal man would probably worry about returning a lesser player but not Adrian. “I’ve been through a lot in my life,” Adrian said when asked if he’ll still be the same Adrian. “I call to a higher power.”

To quote the Vikings’ PR boilerplate, if anyone can come back from this, it’s Adrian. His work ethic is second-to-none. He’s a physical freak. Did I forget anything?

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