Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has resumed his rehabilitation after a scary allergic reaction that sent him to the hospital.
Peterson picked right up where he left off in his recovery work on his surgically repaired left knee Tuesday, the day after eating jambalaya in the team’s training camp cafeteria caused shortness of breath and his face to swell.
This time? He had hot dogs.
Peterson said he eats jambalaya with seafood all the time, so he is not sure why his body reacted the way it did. But it sure told him it didn’t like what he ate.
“Like 20 minutes after I ate, I went to lay down and felt my throat itching and my ears itching and all of a sudden, my face swelled up. I couldn’t breathe out of my nose,” Peterson said.
He called head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman, who rushed to his room in the team’s residence hall with a doctor to help stabilize him. They stuck him with an “EPI” pen so he could breathe better, before he was taken to the hospital.
Peterson is awaiting blood tests to determine the source of the allergy.
Also Tuesday, former Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson sprained the medial collateral ligament in his knee and will miss a few weeks of practice. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said the team doesn’t believe the ligament is torn. Carlson was slated for an MRI.
CARDS’ KOLB TO START
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb sat out practice because of a bruised right thigh but says he will try to practice today.
Kolb says the injury isn’t serious and won’t affect his ability to play in Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game against New Orleans in Canton, Ohio.
Kolb was injured when he took a knee to the thigh late in practice Monday.
Kolb will start Sunday’s game but remains in a fight with John Skelton for the starting job. The players might alternate starts until coach Ken Whisenhunt decides who gets the job.
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