Toby Gerhart coming along fine after knee injury

The focus in Minnesota is on how Adrian Peterson is recovering from a torn ACL.

The star running back has talked about being ready for the start of the regular season, which might be a little overly optimistic.

Then, there is the case of running back Toby Gerhart. The Vikings’ backup running back suffered a torn MCL in his left knee in the club’s season finale on Jan. 1. According to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Gerhart is expected to be fully recovered before the team opens its sessions of OTA’s on May 29. That’s good news because Gerhart could have an increased role at the start of the season.

“I should be able to do everything once we get back," Gerhart said. "I'm still strengthening the quad, and the MCL has healed on its own. The key is just doing more running. I still get a little soreness when I run, but that goes away the next day. I'm on track."

Gerhart had 531 yards rushing last season and scored once.

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