Patrick Peterson Explains Emotions Of Landing On IR, Rehab Mentality


The cornerback was running in stride with Panthers wide receiver DJ Moore on the Carolina sideline late in the fourth quarter. The pass fell incomplete and Peterson went onto the turf, grabbing the back of his leg.

He and the Vikings hoped it was just cramps, but Peterson said he “fired a hammer.”

“The game was in the fourth quarter, first down, coming out of a timeout, saved. DJ [Moore] i just ran [route]. Honestly, I felt like I was having cramps going into this drive on the sidelines because it started in my calf. That’s why I thought I was having cramps, because I didn’t feel a pop or anything. It was like that last stride, because once I recognized the road he was going to try his luck, now I’m trying to shift into high gear and look back for the ball, my hammy said, “Unh-unh. “

“It gave way to me,” he added later. “Then [the reason] I thought it was cramping, my back started to hang up, my stomach started to cramp, my other leg started to cramp, so I said, ‘Put me on inside. I think it’s a body cramp. Bring me some IVs and you’ll be fine. IVs were obviously not enough. “

When Peterson returned to Minnesota on Sunday, he said he spent about three hours in his personal hyperbaric chamber while starting his film study of Dallas.

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