Peterson discusses injury

By Scott Wright Published: October 18, 2006
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NORMAN -- Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson answered every question at Wednesday’s news conference. Every question, that is, except the one everyone wanted to ask.

Is OU’s star junior leaving for professional football?

Approximately 25 members of the media who gathered in the Kerr-McGee Club at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium were informed by OU Sports Information Director Kenny Mossman prior to the news conference that Peterson would not answer that question or any other pertaining to his future beyond this season.

Instead, Peterson discussed how he broke his collarbone by diving into the end zone Saturday against Iowa State, how he felt afterward and how soon he might be able to play again.

Peterson was vague when discussing his hopes of being healthy enough to play again this season, possibly for a bowl game in late December or early January.

“I’m praying each night for a speedy recovery,” he said in his first public appearance since sustaining the injury. “I’ll enjoy going out there to play with the guys and be back on the field.”

Peterson said doctors have told him he will be out four-to-six weeks, which, at best, would have him back before OU plays Baylor Nov. 18.


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