On Friday afternoon, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier stated that the team's superstar running back Adrian Peterson was going to be placed on the active Physically Unable to Perform list.
Leslie Frazier says Adrian Peterson is on active/PUP. #Vikings— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2012
According to Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500, Peterson doesn't appear to be happy about the decision and stated that he didn't want to be held back.
Peterson indeed put up a fight. Said he didn't want to be held back. Frazier: "We need to do a few things and then make a determination."— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2012
Peterson can be removed from the preseason PUP list at any time prior to the start of the regular season. If he is not well enough by then and is placed on the regular season PUP list, then he will be forced to sit out the team's first six games.
However, he is not expected to be out that long.