EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Overcoming major surgery is of little concern to Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings star running back proved to be the modern marvel for recovery.
Along the way, though, Peterson learned steps must be taken, including overcoming the mental aspect of the return and getting over the thought of re-injury. Consider him past his latest hurdle after his third straight offseason of surgery.
"I'm well enough to go out and perform and not really feel like I'm going to injure myself or hurt myself," Peterson said of his recovery. "I still have a little work to do to get the strength back in the groin, but I'm comfortable when I'm out there practicing."
Peterson is a full participant in Minnesota's organized team activities and said there are no lingering issues with the groin injury which caused him to have surgery after last season. In April, Peterson participated in the Vikings' voluntary minicamp as the players adjust to new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's sy...