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Adrian Peterson To Begin Running Later This Month

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is scheduled to start running by the end of this month, according to the teams website.

Peterson underwent surgery in December to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee. The procedure went smoothly, according to reports, and Peterson has been working to rehab the injury over the past several weeks.

“I’m definitely making improvements. I’m starting to get my muscle tone and strength back into the legs,” Peterson told Paul Allen on KFAN, “I am happy with the progress I’ve made so far. I’m extremely happy.”

Since entering the league in 2007, Peterson has led all rushers with 6,752 yards and 64 touchdowns on the ground. Prior to his injury this season, he had started in 12 games, had 208 carries for 907 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. He is currently set to return to Minnesota and continue treatment through March.