Adrian Peterson dealing with hamstring injury

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson indicated he's been dealing with a right hamstring injury for the past month or so.

Peterson told Minnesota reporters that the injury began as a bruise before turning into a pulled muscle.

However, he doesn't expect to be sidelined after rushing for 28 yards on 13 carries in a loss to the New York Giants.

"I feel like it was more in my mind," Peterson said. "It's strange to say that, but I think I was kind of holding myself back, not being able to stretch out and really run. I think I was kind of hindering myself. Now that I'm able to be more relaxed and got a clearer mind, I think I'll be able to go out there and roll full-speed."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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