Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/13/12

MINNEAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 22: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on against the Seattle Seahawks at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on November 22, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
MANKATO, Minn. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson heard the doubts as he tried to return from major knee surgery in time to play the first game of 2012. Now that he's back to practicing, another doubter is questioning Peterson's quick recovery -- the NFL's all-time leading receiver. Jerry Rice said on ESPN's NFL Live on Monday that he believes Peterson is rushing back to the football field after December surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. Peterson, less than eight months out from his Dec. 31 surgery, was activated off the physically unable to perform list by Minnesota on Sunday and rejoined his team in practices. Rice, who tore his ACL in Week 1 of the 1997 season, pushed through rehab and returned by Week 16 of that season only to fracture his kneecap during the game. "I cracked my patella," Rice said on NFL Live. "I feel that I rushed myself back to the football field. And I think that with Adrian Peterson, h...
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