Chart: Adrian Peterson's recovery timeline

  • Updated: May 9, 2012 - 9:54 PM

Dec. 24, 2011: Peterson injures his left knee in a Christmas Eve victory over the Redskins in Washington, D.C. The injury happens when he plants his left leg and is tackled by safety DeJon Gomes early in the third quarter.

Dec. 30, 2011: Peterson undergoes surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. Dr. James Andrews performs the surgery in Birmingham, Ala.

Jan. 13: Peterson is walking without crutches. He said of watching the replay of his injury: ""My stomach crawls just looking at it. Your leg is not supposed to go that way. At all."

March 26: Peterson is cleared to begin running. Says Vikings coach Leslie Frazier: "He's a guy who wants to defy the odds with this injury. He wants to do things when he comes back that no one with an ACL tear has ever done."

Wednesday: Peterson runs drills for the media and says he believes he will play in the season opener Sept. 9 against Jacksonville.

ADRIAN PETERSON'S RECOVERY TIMELINE

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Philadelphia - LP: K. Kendrick 2 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler 11
Milwaukee - WP: Y. Gallardo 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: D. Price 0
Arizona - WP: W. Miley 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: A. Simon 4
Washington - WP: T. Roark 4 FINAL
Miami - LP: B. Hand 3
Oakland - LP: J. Hammel 1 FINAL
Houston - WP: D. Keuchel 8
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Wilson 5 FINAL
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 7
LA Angels - LP: G. Richards 3 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: K. Gausman 4
Seattle - LP: F. Hernandez 0 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 2
Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: M. Scherzer 7
Toronto - WP: M. Buehrle 6 FINAL
Boston - LP: B. Workman 1
Colorado 4 Bottom 8th Inning
Chicago Cubs 2
NY Yankees 2 Bottom 8th Inning
Texas 3
Minnesota 2 Top 7th Inning
Kansas City 3
Atlanta 1 Bottom 2nd Inning
Los Angeles 0
St. Louis 0 Top 2nd Inning
San Diego 1
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Toronto FC 0 FINAL
D.C. 3
Colorado 0 FINAL
New England 3
Vancouver FC 0 FINAL
Chicago 0
Red Bull New York 1 2nd Half 30:00
Real Salt Lake 1
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/7/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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