Adrian Peterson eases back into practice for Minnesota Vikings


There is good health-related news for the Vikings this week: On Monday Adrian Peterson showed enough recovery from his bruised thigh that he was able to return to practice.

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Peterson reportedly did not participate in 11-on-11 drills but at least he was out there moving around and doing the individual stuff.

Viking fans were sent into a state of semi-hysteria late last week when Peterson left a practice session with a reported leg injury.

Visions of torn-off limbs seared themselves into Viking fans’ heads, but thankfully the injury was not as serious as that.

It wasn’t like a Sharknado came through and Peterson got his leg torn off. That would have been serious.

No, the real injury was nowhere near as grievous as a Sharknado-related amputation. It was just a thigh bruise from a teammate’s helmet.

Peterson wasn’t going to play in Saturday night’s preseason game anyway so he missed no action. Peterson insisted that had it been the regular season he would have been well enough to play.

It’s all good now as Peterson is back doing work. That’s more than I can say for Antone Exum, Josh Robinson, MyCole Pruitt, Shamar Stephen and Carter Bykowski, all of whom missed practice Monday.

And of course there’s Phil Loadholt. But let’s not talk about that.

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