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Updated: April 30th, 2014 1:02pm
Recovered from groin surgery, Adrian Peterson is practicing this week

Recovered from groin surgery, Adrian Peterson is practicing this week

by Andrew Krammer
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - An advantage of being one of seven teams with a pre-draft minicamp is the ability to test previously-injured players in football drills.

And Adrian Peterson is doing just fine, said first-year coach Mike Zimmer.

Peterson, 29, underwent surgery in January to repair a groin injury he had played through for most of last season. Despite missing two games with groin and foot ailments, Peterson finished fifth in the NFL with 1,266 rushing yards.

"Adrian [Peterson] is doing fantastic, he practiced yesterday. He's been here, been in good spirits and the rest of the guys are doing well," Zimmer said.

Zimmer noted a full house for the Vikings at Day 2 of their pre-draft minicamp, a three-day workout session awarded to teams with a new head coach through the collective bargaining agreement. While Zimmer wouldn't comment on any other injured players, tight end Kyle Rudolph said earlier this month that he's fully recovered from a broken foot he suffered in November.

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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In this story: Adrian Peterson, Kyle Rudolph