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Adrian Peterson Injury: Vikings Running Back 50-50 On Training Camp Participation

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is honest. If you ask him a question, he's going to give you an honest answer as honestly as he can. Honest. In all seriousness, Josina Anderson had a post on TwitLonger with a statement from Peterson on his rehab and, more accurately, when he thinks he'll be ready when it comes to the Vikings training camp:

Adrian Peterson on training camp: "To be honest with you I feel like 50-50. I feel like honestly, sitting here telling you the truth, I'll be able to participate doing certain things. I think I'll be able to participate. I'm going to be all the way honest with you. I feel like I will be able to get out there and you call a run play or whatever, I'll be able to go through practice. That's how I feel. That's my mindset; but I'm going to follow the protocol. Whatever the Vikings and their staff want me to do, then I'm gonna do that; but I'm not going to hinder myself. I'm going to let those guys know how I feel, so if I'm able to get out there and get a couple of reps or whatever, then I'm going to participate in that way. But I'm sure they've got my best interests in hand, so we'll work it out."

From the very beginning, it was noted that the Vikings didn't want to push Peterson along at any kind of rapid clip. Immediately after the injury, the strength and conditioning coach noted that Peterson would come back when he's ready, and that the team wouldn't be stupid about how they handle it, with it being such a significant injury.

Peterson did recently work out for reporters during a press conference in which he stated that he feels like he'll be ready for day one of the season. Given that they're still targeting him for day one, it's hard to imagine him actually participating in anything approaching a full training camp workload, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him in attendance.

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