Adrian Peterson was listed as limited in practice Wednesday with a shoulder injury, but the future Hall of Famer said he is feeling better than he has in quite some time.
The Redskins running back was dealing with a dislocated shoulder and ankle injuries early in the season, and Coach Jay Gruden made the decision to keep him from Wednesday practices the rest of the way. He had to pop the shoulder back in on “Monday Night Football” against the New Orleans Saints. Peterson, however, has participated in light work the last two Wednesdays and was a full participant last Thursday and Friday.
The 33-year-old has been the focal point of the offense in 2018 as Washington has rode its running game and a stout defense to a 6-3 start.
“I’m feeling good. Last week I actually started feeling all the way healthy,” Peterson said. “My shoulder, I’m back to bench pressing. I hadn’t did that in three weeks. So, I’m back to kind of doing the normal things that I was able to do. My ankle is feeling good.
“My body is just kind of feeling refreshed. The second half has been a blessing to me. [It was] a grind the first eight weeks and here now, as I stand in front of you guys, my body is feeling amazing. That’s big [considering] that we just started the second stretch and we have a big game coming up.”
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