Dec 18, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) against the New Orleans Saints at the Metrodome. The Saints defeated the Vikings 42-20. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Four Months After Knee Surgery, Adrian Peterson Beat His Teammates At Wind Sprints

Yesterday was a veritable Goodnewsapalooza for Viking fans (sorry about that, I’ve been blogging a lot the last couple days and I think my brain is fried). Not only did the team draft two of their top targets in Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith while picking up extra picks in a trade with the Browns, they also passed along an encouraging tidbit on Adrian Peterson.

Did I say “encouraging?” I meant “stunning.” It’s a stunning tidbit on Adrian Peterson. Monday during a workout Adrian thought his teammates weren’t running their wind sprints hard enough. So, after receiving permission from trainer Eric Sugarman, Adrian went out to show his buddies how  you run a wind sprint. And indeed he did just that, beating his teammates four different times.

Keep in mind that Adrian had surgery to repair torn knee ligaments just four scant months ago. And no, Adrian wasn’t racing against offensive linemen. One of the men he beat was Joe Webb who, along with Percy Harvin and Adrian himself, is one of the fastest guys on the whole team.

So I guess that means Adrian is on schedule in his rehab. Well okay, let’s be realistic. He isn’t yet able to cut and he’s still a long way from taking a hit. But running in a straight line with no tacklers in the way? Not a problem.

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