| AP still ahead of schedule -- Sun Jun 3 10:15 pm --|
Refuses to back off Week 1 return
|(Adrian Peterson) remains ahead of schedule. His full range of motion has returned. He looks great and feels better.
But (physical therapist Russ) Paine issues a reminder of the phases Peterson has yet to clear. His left quadriceps still needs strengthening. Then there's the inescapable need to regain proprioception - getting his knee to reach a state of equilibrium and balance with the rest of his body. That takes time. So Sept. 9 remains the goal until it's no longer possible. Then, if need be, Peterson will readjust.
"No," Peterson asserted. "The goal is the goal. And I'm going to accomplish it." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)|
FF Today's Take: Paine even remarked that Peterson "has a different protoplasm than the rest of the world." Still, even the most optimistic AP supporters need to realize that while he is healing quickly, trusting the stability of the knee is often the biggest hurdle with this kind of injury. Given the seriousness of his injury and the state of Minnesota's offensive line, this may be the one season where owners probably shouldn't count on AP being a RB1 in fantasy.