Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 5/31/12
MINNEAPOLIS Forget Week 1, Adrian Peterson has his eye on participating during part of training camp for the Minnesota Vikings.Speaking Thursday at the team's annual playground build in Minneapolis, Peterson updated his rehab progress following December knee surgery to repair tears to his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. Peterson, who had set his goal on being ready Sept. 9 for Week 1 of the regular season, is thinking he might be able to participate in team drills before the end of training camp."I'm conscious of it," Peterson said of the approaching start of camp on Aug. 16. "I know it's coming around soon. But I'm just worrying about what I can right now and that's doing my rehab, focusing on my body and trying to get this leg as strong as possible to be able to participate in training camp." Peterson has been working in town with head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman and displayed his enhanced movement Wednesday during practice, continuing drills on the side with Sugarman and also running the steep incline hill at the Vikings facilities at Winter Park. Peterson was racing receiver Percy Harvin, who is rehabbing from shoulder surgery, up the hill.Peterson has been running since the beginning of April and has stepped up his rehab workouts to include lateral movement drills and can feel himself getting closer. He said the biggest obstacle that remains is regaining explosiveness in his cutting ability. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.
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