Vikings expect Peterson to be ready for minicamp


Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s recovery is progressing well.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Peterson is “doing great” in his rehab from the operation and that he should be “great to go” for the team’s first minicamp, according to Pro Football Talk.

Zimmer added that he isn’t concerned about the wear and tear on Peterson who has undergone three surgeries in the last three years. Peterson has 2,033 carries over his first seven NFL seasons.

According to the Star Tribune, Zimmer said Peterson isn’t an “average 28- or 29-year-old back, this guy is special.”

Peterson has rushed for 10,115 yards over those seven years. His numbers were off from his record pace two seasons ago when he nearly broke the NFL’s rushing record.

Only a few days removed from surgery, Peterson told reporters he was feeling great. At that time, Peterson said it was about a 4-6 week recovery period.

In 2013, Peterson finished rushing for 1,266 yards in 2013, fifth in the NFL. There is no doubt he’ll be a major part of the team’s offense. Pro Football Talk reports that new Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner may try to utilize Peterson as a receiver more and get him in space.

That is something that could prove to benefit whoever the team starts at quarterback next season.

The Vikings haven’t set a date for the team’s minicamp yet, but it is expected to be in late April.

Next Up

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Klobuchar and Trump

Klobuchar reacts to report Trump plotted against his attorney general

The NYT story alleges further tactics to overturn the election.

snow, plow

Snowy Saturday: Here's how much snow is forecast in Minnesota

Snow will reach the metro area by the early afternoon.

Cam Talbot

Wild improve to 4-1 with victory over Dubnyk, Sharks

The 4-1 win gives the Wild four victories in five games to start the season.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Daughter of MN Supreme Court Justice, Allina Health CEO found dead in Iowa

The 21-year-old was found dead in the parking lot of a sorority, according to police.

Screen Shot 2020-09-04 at 8.42.40 PM

Federal charges: MN marijuana lobbyist threatened U.S. representative

"I want you to be as scared as possible," the voicemail allegedly says.