Adrian Peterson Says His Hamstring Injury Caused Mental Block on Field


Having your ACL blown to pieces no problem, but a hamstring injury causes AP to mentally shut down? Interesting getting into the minds of athletes sometimes.

Peterson said Thursday that he feels the hamstring injury has impacted him mentally in terms of not cutting loose on the field, something he doesn’t think will be the case against the Packers this weekend.

“I feel like it was definitely hurting a little bit,” Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I feel like it was more in my mind. It’s strange to say that, but I think I was kind of holding myself back, not being able to stretch out and really run. I think I was kind of hindering myself. Now that I’m able to be more relaxed and got a clearer mind, I think I’ll be able to go out there and go full speed.”

So, it was just the hamstring that caused his mind to be cloudy, I see.