Friday, July 27, 2012

Adrian Peterson placed on Vikings' active/PUP list

Adrian Peterson wanted to be on the field on Friday, but the Minnesota Vikings told him he'll have to wait at least a little longer, Tom Pelissero reports.

The Vikings placed Peterson on the active/physically unable to perform list, giving their star halfback further time to recover from the major knee surgery he underwent less than seven months ago. "We think that's the best thing to do for right now," coach Leslie Frazier said of Peterson, who tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee on Dec. 24 at Washington and had surgery six days later.
"We'll continue to evaluate him daily, see how he's progressing, and at some point, the doctors and our head trainer Eric Sugarman will come to me and say, 'Hey, we think he's ready to get involved in some team activities.' But at this point, we're going to go through some evaluations, just make a determination as to when is the right time to put him out there with his teammates." 
It's just a procedural move. Peterson can come off the active/PUP list at any time and begin participating in training camp. Only players that are placed on the reserve/PUP list are required to sit out the first six games of the season. The Vikings are easing Peterson back into action just seven months removed from the ACL tear.