Chart: Adrian Peterson's long road back

  • Updated: September 8, 2012 - 7:12 PM

THE ROAD BACK

In a Christmas Eve victory at Washington last season, Adrian Peterson was injured as he planted his left leg and was tackled by Redskins cornerback DeJon Gomes. Here's the rest of the story:

Dec. 30, 2011: Had surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee performed by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala.

Jan. 13: Walked without crutches.

March 26: Began running.

May 9: Cleared to begin cutting on his knee, had an impressive 15-minute workout for reporters at Winter Park.

July 7: Arrested in Houston after police said he pushed an off-duty officer and resisted arrest at a nightclub. He posts $1,000 bond.

July 13: During a court appearance in Houston for a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest, Peterson said: "I didn't push, shove, touch anything to anyone that night, especially an officer. I definitely don't have a problem with the Houston PD. This involves two individual officers that I have an issue with."

July 27: Began training camp on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list. During subsequent practices, worked out on the side of the field with trainers.

July 30: Briefly hospitalized in Mankato after an allergic reaction during the team's lunch at training camp.

Aug. 6: After a brief appearance in Houston, had a pretrial date set for Sept. 27, which he is not required to attend. The next court date, Nov. 15, comes during the Vikings' bye week.

Aug. 12: Taken off the PUP list and began practicing with his teammates.

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Tennessee 12/18/14 7:25 PM
Jacksonville
Philadelphia 12/20/14 3:30 PM
Washington
San Diego 12/20/14 7:25 PM
San Francisco
Minnesota 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Miami
Baltimore 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Houston
Detroit 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Chicago
Cleveland 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Carolina
Atlanta 12/21/14 12:00 PM
New Orleans
Green Bay 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay
Kansas City 12/21/14 12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
New England 12/21/14 12:00 PM
NY Jets
NY Giants 12/21/14 3:05 PM
St. Louis
Buffalo 12/21/14 3:25 PM
Oakland
Indianapolis 12/21/14 3:25 PM
Dallas
Seattle 12/21/14 7:30 PM
Arizona
Denver 12/22/14 7:30 PM
Cincinnati
Atlanta 77 3rd Qtr 7:08
Cleveland 68
Phoenix 56 3rd Qtr 11:10
Charlotte 63
Dallas 42 2nd Qtr 5:20
Detroit 43
Utah 41 2nd Qtr 6:22
Miami 26
Orlando 47 2nd Qtr 4:03
Boston 42
Brooklyn 16 1st Qtr 6:08
Toronto 8
Memphis 7:30 PM
San Antonio
Milwaukee 9:00 PM
Portland
Houston 9:30 PM
Denver
Indiana 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
Ottawa 1 2nd Prd 8:34
New Jersey 0
Boston 1 1st Prd 11:03
Minnesota 1
Dallas 9:00 PM
Vancouver
Langston 65 FINAL
North Texas 78
Delaware State 72 FINAL
St Francis-NY 64
James Madison 50 2nd Half 11:39
Ball State 34
SIU Edwardsville 38 2nd Half 14:25
Campbell 46
St Francis-PA 58 2nd Half 7:08
Duquesne 45
North Florida 38 2nd Half 15:52
Florida State 53
Catawba 45 2nd Half 13:24
George Mason 62
Ferrum 33 2nd Half 11:43
High Point 69
Hampton 34 2nd Half 14:02
Illinois 49
Gardner-Webb 52 2nd Half 10:50
Jacksonville 50
Longwood 25 2nd Half 15:46
Miami-Ohio 44
Arkansas State 49 2nd Half 11:41
Miss State 41
Tennessee 39 2nd Half 11:02
NC State 55
NC A&T 38 2nd Half 8:02
Ohio State 80
Manhattan 33 2nd Half 11:21
Pittsburgh 42
Robert Morris 31 2nd Half 14:47
Toledo 55
Char Southern 37 2nd Half 9:06
Wofford 48
Kennesaw St 65 2nd Half 11:52
Youngstown St 55
Barber-Scotia 29 2nd Half 11:33
NC Central 82
Detroit 27 2nd Half
UCF 35
Liberty 23 1st Half 0:10
UNC-Wilmington 31
TX A&M-CC 7 1st Half 11:58
Denver 16
Ark-Pine Bluff 11 1st Half 11:36
Houston 13
UT Martin 13 1st Half 11:15
Illinois State 14
Milligan 21 1st Half 11:25
Louisiana 18
Abilene Christian 15 1st Half 12:52
Loyola-Chicago 11
USC Upstate 15 1st Half 12:03
Memphis 10
Alcorn State 11 1st Half 12:35
Murray State 12
Central Mich 15 1st Half 11:31
Northwestern 8
Georgia State 13 1st Half 11:45
Old Dominion 7
TX-Pan American 6 1st Half 12:24
Saint Louis 17
Ill-Chicago 5 1st Half 11:48
SMU 9
Texas State 14 1st Half 10:39
Stephen F Austin 11
SC State 6 1st Half 13:18
Texas Tech 21
Missouri State 14 1st Half 8:25
Tulsa 16
Chicago State 19 1st Half 10:45
Western Ky 14
Morehead State 5 1st Half 12:31
Green Bay 13
Northern Colorado 18 1st Half 10:46
Nebraska Omaha 20
Winthrop 8:00 PM
Auburn
New Mexico St 8:00 PM
Baylor
San Diego St 8:00 PM
Cincinnati
Eastern Mich 8:00 PM
Michigan State
Loyola Marymount 8:00 PM
Stanford
Incarnate Word 8:00 PM
Grand Canyon
Northeastern 9:00 PM
Cal Poly
Central Arkansas 9:00 PM
New Mexico
Howard 9:00 PM
Pepperdine
Portland 9:30 PM
UNLV
CS-Northridge 10:00 PM
Oregon
Grambling St 10:00 PM
Washington
Nevada 12/20/14 10:00 AM
Louisiana
Utah State 12/20/14 1:20 PM
Texas-El Paso
(23) Utah 12/20/14 2:30 PM
Colorado State
Western Mich 12/20/14 4:45 PM
Air Force
South Alabama 12/20/14 8:15 PM
Bowling Green
BYU 12/22/14 1:00 PM
Memphis
Marshall 12/23/14 5:00 PM
Northern Ill
Navy 12/23/14 8:30 PM
San Diego St
Central Mich 12/24/14 11:00 AM
Western Ky
Fresno State 12/24/14 7:00 PM
Rice
Western Carolina 79 FINAL
UNC-Asheville 66
(21) Miss State 66 FINAL
Louisiana 51
(25) DePaul 109 FINAL
Loyola-Chicago 84
Liberty 64 FINAL
NC State 67
Elon 77 FINAL
Campbell 51
Akron 73 FINAL
UCF 64
Richmond 77 FINAL
UNC-Wilmington 67
Montana 70 FINAL
Seattle 64
(7) Stanford 46 FINAL
Chattanooga 54
Florida A&M 63 2nd Half 0:33
Southern U 74
Oklahoma 58 2nd Half 5:15
(13) Duke 80
Savannah State 53 2nd Half 1:43
Auburn 55
Northern Colorado 18 2nd Half 15:25
South Florida 59
Youngstown St 32 2nd Half 10:30
Robert Morris 44
Siena 61 2nd Half 4:09
Sacred Heart 60
Vermont 52 2nd Half 6:19
St Francis-NY 49
(1) South Carolina 54 2nd Half 7:21
Hampton 39
Fla Gulf Coast 78 2nd Half 8:54
Bethune-Cookman 31
Texas Southern 63 2nd Half 13:09
Houston Baptist 52
Northwestern 61 2nd Half 13:34
UNLV 48
NC A&T 51 2nd Half 13:48
Appalachian St 45
NC Central 40 2nd Half 8:00
Coastal Carolina 55
Drexel 39 2nd Half 7:47
Quinnipiac 63
Cincinnati 36 2nd Half 11:58
Northern Ky 50
Alabama State 35 2nd Half 14:53
Georgia Tech 57
Morehead St 38 2nd Half 20:00
USC Upstate 40
Arkansas State 39 2nd Half 11:51
Kent State 29
American Univ 42 2nd Half 11:21
Manhattan 32
UNC Greensboro 49 2nd Half 9:37
St Bonaventure 60
Arkansas-Monticello 25 2nd Half
Northwestern St 21
Prairie View 27 1st Half 1:59
Sam Houston St 22
McNeese State 9 1st Half 11:55
(3) Texas 21
Yale 21 1st Half 11:26
Wagner 20
Oakland 5 1st Half 13:31
TX A&M-CC 6
Eastern Kentucky 13 1st Half 13:03
Alabama A&M 4
SIU-Edwardsville 10 1st Half 11:14
Northern Ill 13
McMurry 0 1st Half 13:41
TX-Arlington 16
Portland 8:00 PM
Eastern Washington
North Texas 9:00 PM
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