IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
4 days ago

Peterson (knee) ran several short sprints accompanied by the Vikings' trainer at Tuesday's practice, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson's workload at Tuesday's practice may not seem significant at first glance, but it is a sign that he has been cleared to resume running as he continues to work his way back from late-September knee surgery. Peterson will not be playing in this week's game against the Cowboys and will have to practice before he even has any shot to suit up again, but he appears to be making sound progress in his recovery and will at least have a chance to return to action before the season ends as the Vikings have hoped.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
6 days ago

Peterson (knee) could begin running on a regular surface this week if he passes the latest series of tests Sunday, Fox's Jay Glazer reported on their Sunday pregame show.

EDGE Analysis

This is the latest in a series of promising updates regarding Peterson's rehab. He still has a number of milestones to clear, but a return to action this season is still possible.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 week ago2 Comments

Peterson (knee) has progressed to the point that he's running on an underwater treadmill, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Typically, a repair on a torn lateral meniscus is accompanied by a 3-to-4 month recovery timetable. If his incredible healing powers coincide with a return on the early end, Peterson's rehab will be complete just two days before a road test against the Packers on Christmas Eve. He has a number of hurdles to surpass, though. At the moment, he's running on 30 percent of his weight on a submerged treadmill, which he'll slowly but surely increase. Once he approaches his body weight in that realm, he'll proceed to running in normal conditions in order to see how his right knee reacts. If there are any setbacks, the Vikings will scale back Peterson's workload. Otherwise, he'll set his sights on a return in Week 16 or 17.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Peterson has progressed well in his recovery from surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee and could return in the second half of December, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following an examination late last week, Peterson may begin to run in the coming days, but a return to practice is likely out of the question for at least a few more weeks. If the running back receives clearance before the end of the season, he would bolster a backfield that has been riding Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, who have averaged a shade under 3.0 yards per carry as a tandem this season.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
2 weeks ago

Peterson (knee) has started to do some light running, a source told Pro Football Talk.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson had surgery in late September to repair a torn meniscus, which usually requires 3-to-4 months of recovery. Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman said Peterson wasn't ready to run in early November, but it sounds like he's starting to make progress. However, it's still not clear if he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
1 month ago

Although Peterson has started rehab for his knee injury, he is not ready to start running. "It's still going to be a while before it's safe for him to run," Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "Sometimes it's our job to protect them from themselves so he doesn't do too much too soon."

EDGE Analysis

Peterson had surgery in late September to repair a torn meniscus, which usually requires 3-to-4 months of recovery. It sounds like he's making progress and there's some hope he can return this season, but it's too early to guess at a specific timetable.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
2 months ago

Peterson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Peterson had surgery Thursday to repair a torn meniscus, which usually requires three-to-four months of recovery. The Vikings haven't entirely ruled him out for the season, but if he does actually return, it wouldn't be until the very end of the regular season or the playoffs. Peterson could technically return from injured reserve in Week 12, but it's highly unlikely he'll be ready by that time. Jerick McKinnon is taking over as the starting running back, with Matt Asiata also expected to have a significant role.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
2 months ago

Peterson underwent, according to the Vikings, "successful lateral meniscus repair" in his right knee Thursday morning.

EDGE Analysis

Doctors did not find any other unforeseen damage in Peterson's knee, and he will now begin the rehabilitation process. The Vikings did not release a timetable for Peterson's return, but he is facing an extended absence, and it could be several months until his recovery is complete.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
2 months ago1 Comment

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggests that with Peterson slated to undergo right knee surgery Thursday, the running back is "likely out until December at least."

EDGE Analysis

Added details regarding Peterson's status/timetable should arrive once coach Mike Zimmer addresses the media, but it's clear that the running back is going to miss a decent chunk of time. In his absence, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata are on track to head the Vikings' backfield.

IRAdrian Peterson
RB MIN (6)
2 months ago

Peterson is reportedly planning to undergo surgery Thursday morning to repair his torn right meniscus, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thus far, the Vikings have yet to outline a timetable for Peterson's return to action, but per the report, the running back is expected to miss "multiple games." We'll await further details, especially with regard to mapping out a time-frame for his post-surgery recovery, but as long as Peterson is sidelined, Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata are in line to head the Minnesota backfield.