Vikings Adrian Peterson Pulled Hamstring Before Training Camp
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson pulled his hamstring before training camp, doing a workout in the pre, pre-season. According to ESPN, Peterson passed his physical and was working on the sideline with athletic staff so he is not immobile.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said Peterson isn’t able to practice at full intensity but he was on the field this past weekend for the kick off of NFL training camp.
Back-up backs have been getting more reps in including Jerick McKinnon. Last season McKinnon led the team in yards per carry with a 5.2 yard average and he played in all 16 games.
Zimmer said the injury wasn’t serious. “It’s good to see some of these young backs,” Zimmer said. “But [Peterson will] be out fairly soon, I think.”
There is nothing 31-year-old Peterson can do but rest until he’s ready to go full boar.
As a rookie McKinnon also let the Vikings in yards per carry with a 4.8 yard average. In a game against the Atlanta Falcons last year McKinnon broke for 135 rushing yards on 18 carries with a long of 55 and became the first rookie since Peterson in 2007 to break 100 yards in a game.
Other running backs for the Viking are Matt Asiata who in his fifth year in the league and averaged 3.9 yards per carry last season. C.J Ham is a rookie who signed as a free agent in May and comes from Division II Augustana University in Sioux Fall, South Dakota. He rushed for 1,097 yards and 16 touchdowns last season and had three games that he rushed 100-plus yards.
A look at the first day of Vikings training camp.