Washington Redskins running back Adrian Peterson is one of the toughest players in NFL history. It's going to take a serious injury to prevent the former MVP to not play, and Peterson once again showed off his toughness in Week 6.
Peterson played with a dislocated shoulder against the Carolina Panthers. The ailment was very painful and, according to Peterson, affected his running ability all game.
“It was an outside zone run,” Peterson told Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk by phone on his way home. “I did a great job of being patient like they tell me to do. When I made the cut back to the right, I felt myself hesitate twice before getting hit.
“It’s going to be painful. I just need to fight through it. Every time I got hit I could feel it. I was up at 3:00 and 5:00 every night.”
In the Redskins' 23-17 win over the Panthers, Adrian Peterson carried the ball 17 times for 97 total yards. Peterson told reporters postgame it was important to show the team that they have a “warrior” who will do whatever it takes to play and perform at a high level.
Adrian Peterson and the Redskins take on the division rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 7 at FedExField.