Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/27/12

Less than four months from having reconstructive surgery on his knee, Adrian Peterson was able to run sprints, and he even beat his teammates in races this week.

All Day got hurt in Week 16 against the Redskins last December and tore the MCL and ACL in his left knee. He had reconstructive surgery a week later, and he was cleared to run again last month.

Peterson was working out with the team this week and, after seeing his teammates run sprints, he asked to join them. Coach Leslie Frazier says Peterson finished first four times.

The team is optimistic their star player will be ready for Week 1 of the season in September, but there still is plenty of work to do.

“He has to get to the point where he’s comfortable cutting,” Frazier said. “Straight ahead, he’s doing great. Now he has to get to the point where he’s comfortable being able to go left to right or right to left and stopping and starting. So, one step at a time.”

We were worried that Peterson might never be the same after suffering the knee injury, but now we feel much better about his chances of returning to full strength. He might not be like the old AD until 2013, but knowing him, anything is possible.

Photo Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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