Found August 12, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings have taken the reins off of franchise running back Adrian Peterson, but coach Leslie Frazier was exercising caution with his star back. Peterson, recovering from December knee surgery, was activated off the physically unable to perform list and was back practicing with Minnesota's first-team offense in walk-through Sunday at training camp. Peterson tore his anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in a game at Washington on Dec. 24 and had surgery a week later. But less than eight months later, he is back in uniform for the Vikings and will be back in pads on Tuesday. "Just hearing what our medical staff said, all the things they've done with him up to this point, the next step is to integrate him with his teammates," Frazier said.Since he started training camp on the PUP list, Peterson can start practicing, but must be held out of contact for two days before he's able to practice in pads in the afternoon for Minnesota. The Vikings training camp involves a walk-through in the morning with a padded practice in the afternoon. Peterson had his sights set on being ready for the Sept. 9 season-opener since undergoing surgery and has pushed through an intense rehabilitation and is on the cusp of meeting his goal. Frazier is optimistic about Peterson's progress since surgery, but knows activating the league's highest paid running back is just the next step in the recovery process. "I want to caution you," Frazier said. "I know there are a lot of fans that are very optimistic and are excited about seeing him back, but for us it's just a part of the process. It doesn't mean a whole lot other than he's done a great job in his rehab up to this point; off to the side with our strength coaches, with (head athletic trainer) Eric Sugarman and his staff. And our medical staff explained to myself and (general manager Rick Spielman) the next step for him in the process is to get integrated with his teammates. That's just what it means. He's done everything he can do on the side." Before making Peterson active for the first regular season game, Frazier has said he'd like to see Peterson in a preseason game first. Frazier said Sunday he still wasn't sure when Peterson might be ready for game action. Peterson has said his final step is being hit and tackled and getting over the mental side of his recovery. Speaking last week, Peterson didn't feel there was any way to simulate a true hit except being active in a game. Follow Brian Hall on Twitter.

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