Peterson not yet full strength, but soon

Published 8:54am Friday, September 14, 2012

EDEN PRAIRIE — Adrian Peterson says his left knee has been a little sore and stiff this week after a successful season opener for Minnesota.

Peterson said Thursday the expected discomfort lasted about two days but is “nothing that would hold me back.” He rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns last Sunday for the Vikings, a little more than eight months after reconstructive surgery.

Peterson said he’s at about 95 percent strength.