Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants cornerback Trumaine McBride (38) trips up Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Faytok/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson Back To Practice

Today, Adrian Peterson was a full participant in Minnesota Vikings practice.  Although he’s not quite 100% from his hamstring issue that bothered him during the game against the New York Giants, he is fully expected to get the start and a full workload on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers.

Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive back Will Hill (25) dives to tackle Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Peterson estimates that he suffered a bruise on his leg approximately five weeks ago.  It started to cause gradual tightness to his hamstring, which made him tentative at times.   Peterson failed to let the team know about the issue until recently, but does not feel that it has been a major factor in why he hasn’t been getting as many carries in games recently.

The fact that he is now bringing this issue to light should be a sign that the worst part of the injury is behind him now.  He has been sitting out of practices and getting rest for the injury.  According to Pro Football Focus, despite his struggles to get going early this year, no running back in the NFL is gaining more yards after contact than Adrian Peterson.

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