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NFL Injury Updates: Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles, Kenny Britt, Gabe Carimi, Mikel LeShoure

Nate Bouda March 28, 2012 Bears, Chiefs, Lions, Packers, Titans, Vikings 1 Comment

Adrian Peterson

Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reports that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is scheduled to resume running later in the week.

Everything he’s done up to this point has been very good,” said head coach Leslie Frazier.

Peterson is recovering from surgery to repair tears to his ACL and MCL. Minnesota is holding out hope that he’ll be ready for the start of the season but that doesn’t mean that he’ll be back a 100% by then.

Jamaal Charles

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel mentioned that they expect to be cautious RB Jamaal Charles during the spring, via KCChiefs.com.

Charles tore his ACL during the first game of the season last year, but he’s already running around in cleats which is a pretty good sign for his 2012 status.

Kenny Britt

Kenny Britt “guarantees” that he be “110 percent better” next season, via the Nashville Tennessean.

Britt has already begun to run without a knee brace which is a great sign for his 2012 status. The Titans were considerably better with him on the field so hopefully they can get Chris Johnson back to being his former self next year as well.

Gabe Carimi

Bears head coach Lovie Smith believes that OT Gabe Carimi will be “good to go” for offseason activities.

Carimi is coming off of knee surgery so there’s still a chance that he could be available for OTA’s. Chicago appears to be comfortable with Carimi staying at right tackle and using J’Marcus Webb on the left side. They seem to think that they have an adequate group of offensive lineman, but players like Webb will have to improve next season.

Mikel Leshoure

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz expects RB Mikel Leshoure to be ready for training camp.

I never like to put timetables on it,” said Schwartz, per Dave Birkett“but I would be surprised if it wasn’t before [training camp].

Leshoure is coming off of a torn Achilles tendon but he seems to be pretty confident that he’ll be ready for the start of the 2012 season.

Alex Green

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy mentioned that RB Alex Green is making a “very quick” recovery from the ACL injury that he suffered last season, via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Green Bay was hoping that Green was going to be able to replace Brandon Jackson last season but he didn’t see much action even before the injury occurred. He’ll probably miss OTA’s this year but should be good to go for the upcoming season.

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    Thats great about Adrain, but what’s going on with Chester Taylor?