Vikings head athletic trainer Eric Sugerman cautions not to expect Adrian Peterson (ACL, MCL, meniscus surgery) to be ready to play in Week 1.
"I love Adrian," Sugarman said. "But let's make this clear: I'm still not going to be quoted as saying he's going to play in the first game. That's not fair. I don't know that." Sugarman added that the goal remains to play Week 1, "but only if he's functionally able to do it." Already running fast in a straight line, Peterson is expected to begin cutting on his knee this week.