Peterson insists injury is healed

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NEW YORK - Adrian Peterson insists his collarbone has healed properly and he will be in minicamp for whichever team selects him in Saturday's NFL Draft.

In the past two months, Peterson has had CT scans and X-rays, been poked and probed by team doctors and trainers, then had more exams. He said not once has a team indicated it was dissatisfied with the findings.  Associated Press
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In the past two months, Peterson has had CT scans and X-rays, been poked and probed by team doctors and trainers, then had more exams. He said not once has a team indicated it was dissatisfied with the findings.

He's also not concerned that a recent report claiming he will need further surgery on the left collarbone will hurt his draft stock.

The Okla-homa running back expects to go very high.

"The last couple of teams I visited with, Atlanta and Minnesota, I've been through everything you can do and there is nothing negative," he said Thursday. "Everything has been positive news. They've got everything right there in front of them and there are no red flags.

"I'll be ready for minicamp and won't miss anything at all."

Peterson acknowledged he re-injured the collarbone during Oklahoma's loss to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl.

"Yes, but it was not a re-break," he said. "It wasn't completely healed at the time, but it was solid. I hurt it, but I didn't break it again."

He estimated the injury is "95 percent healed."

In the past two months, Peterson has had CT scans and X-rays, been poked and probed by team doctors and trainers, then had more exams. He said not once has a team indicated it was dissatisfied with the findings.


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