Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 8/24/12
Adrian Peterson will not see any preseason action this year. However, he still remains on pace to play week 1, less than 9 months after he tore his ACL last December. Peterson, obviously one of the league’s fastest healers, has been activated off the PUP and practicing for over a week now, after months of looking impressing doing side work, and has had no swelling in the surgical repaired knee. He’s expected to be cleared for contact next week. There is precedent for this type of recovery from injury as Wes Welker recovered from a torn ACL in roughly 8 months for the 2010 season. However, Welker was pretty bad in 2010, especially by his standards, catching 86 passes for 848 yards and 7 touchdowns. Aside from that year, his worst season in a Patriots uniform was 2008, when Matt Cassel was the quarterback and Welker caught 111 passes for 1165 yards and 3 touchdowns. Peterson also won’t see nearly as many carries as he normally does, even if he does play week 1. Peterson has carried th...
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