Peterson (ankle) took part in individual drills during the Cardinals' mandatory minicamp last week, the team's official site reports. Peterson hasn't missed a game in his five-year career, but nagging ankle concerns seemingly forced the All-Pro cornerback under the knife as a preventive measure in mid-April. Handed a 6-to-8 week recovery timetable, his lack of participation in OTAs wasn't a surprise by any means. His return to drills during minicamp signals that his rehab is on schedule, though, with the aim of full health by the time training camp rolls around in late July.
Peterson's recovery from right ankle surgery is expected to encompass 6-to-8 weeks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. With knowledge of his recovery timetable coming to the fore, Peterson is a candidate to miss the entire offseason program, despite optimism that OTAs could be in his future in the aftermath of this week's procedure. Even if he fails to take the field before training camp, he's hopeful that he'll avoid any of the recurring issues from the past two campaigns, though his ironman status as a professional remains intact.
Peterson underwent ankle surgery this week, yet he may still take part in portions of the Cardinals' offseason program, the Arizona Republic reports. Peterson has tended to ankle injuries the past two seasons, but the respective ailments haven't forced an absence. In fact, he's been an ironman of sorts, playing in all 83 games, including playoffs, over the course of his five-year career. Peterson put together perhaps his best overall season in 2015, during which he posted 35 solo tackles, two interceptions, and one forced fumble.
Peterson accrued 35 tackles (all solo), two interceptions, and one forced fumble during the 2015 season. Bouncing back from a campaign in which a diagnosis of diabetes spurred struggles both on and off the field, Peterson was rarely picked on with either Jerraud Powers or Justin Bethel lined up on the other side. As a result, Peterson notched just eight passes defensed and posted a career low in tackles in yet another complete 16-game slate. In addition to taking on 95 percent of the defensive snaps, he also served as the Cardinals' primary punt returner, taking 32 at a clip of 8.1 yards per return.
Peterson (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Peterson was listed as questionable after logging limited practices Thursday and Friday. He said all along that he expected to play, and there's been no indication that he might be limited during Sunday's game. Peterson may be in for a quiet night, as the Eagles don't distribute many targets to their outside receivers.
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