Peterson's rehab going well

It's been nearly three months since Adrian Peterson tore his ACL against the Redskins. There hasn't been a lot of news about Peterson's recovery since he went down, but he is progressing well.
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It's been nearly three months since Adrian Peterson tore his ACL against the Redskins. There hasn't been a lot of news about Peterson's recovery since he went down, but he is progressing well.

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