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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Mankato, MN - A mere 24 hours after being rushed to the hospital after suffering a severe allergic reaction to seafood, Adrian Peterson was back out on the practice field Tuesday afternoon. After practice, AP stopped by the media area to share some reflections on how crazy the last 24 hours have been for him.
"It was pretty scary," Peterson said of the incident. "It was about 20 minutes after I ate. I was getting ready to lay down and I felt my throat itching and my ears itching and all of the sudden my face swelled up and my eyes swelled up and I couldn't breath through my nose."
Peterson said that he called head trainer Eric Sugarman who quickly met Peterson near the loading docks and administered an Epi-Pen shot to aid the swelling on site before the ambulance arrived.
"It was scary but Sugarman and those guys really acted fast," Peterson added. "It was a critical situation but they did a good job."
As for his future with seafood, Peterson said that he was sticking to hot dogs on Tuesday but hopes that they can pinpoint the allergy because he hopes to "continue to eat seafood."
While his teammates worked through individual drills during the first hour Tuesday's afternoon practice, Adrian was out on the far side of field three working through drills and a workout program with head trainer Eric Sugarman and strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy.
Despite not dawning the pads that the rest of his teammates were sweating through in the sweltering 90 degree heat, it quickly became clear that Peterson was not missing out on any of the conditioning or work that his teammates were getting.
After a brief session working on formations and cutting with Sugarman, Adrian was at the mercy of Kanavy who welcomed AP back to the practice field with a complete butt kicking.
Over the next 45 minutes, Peterson lifted, curls, swung and dragged more sleds, weights and ropes than the average person has ever seen in their life!
With sweat still pouring down his face, Peterson said that "it felt good" to get back out there and give a full workout.
"I was able to flush the body," Peterson said. "I feel pretty good, ready to get back out there"
Adrian also noted that he does not feel as if Monday's incident has put him behind schedule whatsoever.
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