This comes via SI.com and the "Welcome to Two Weeks Ago" department.
The Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick will not need surgery to repair a collarbone that was broken twice last season, an injury that may have caused him to slip to the seventh pick in April's NFL draft.
The Vikings said Wednesday that the injury was healing fine on its own and they will not have to insert a protective plate to prevent further injury, a procedure that would have kept the former Oklahoma running back out of action for three to six months.
The team said Peterson will be ready for contact drills when training camp opens.
That's right, folks. . .the 2007 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year will be ready to rock and roll when training camp starts. Lots of people said he was going to need to have surgery. Lots of people apparently like to talk out of their asses. The Vikings had him in before the draft, gave him an MRI, and obviously liked what they saw. Why on earth would they have drafted him otherwise?
Lots of people have whined that the Vikings will regret passing on Brady Quinn (they won't). . .but the six teams that picked ahead of the Vikings in 2007 will be far more sad that they passed on Adrian Peterson.
Just the cherry on top of the sundae that was Minnesota's outstanding draft.