MANKATO, Minn. 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 teams 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 didnt 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 couldnt breathe out of my nose, Peterson said.
He called head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman, who rushed to his room in the teams 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.
Around The League
Cincinnati: Bengals coach Marvin Lewis agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season, giving him more chances to pursue the elusive goal of winning a playoff game.
Lewis already holds the club record for tenure as a head coach, entering his 10th season. Owner Mike Brown offered the extension even though the Bengals are 69-74-1 under Lewis with only three winning records and an 0-3 mark in the playoffs.
Dallas: Coach Jason Garrett has no problem with Jerry Jones emphatic comments about the NFC East-rival New York Giants, who are the defending Super Bowl champions.
During a ceremony opening the Cowboys camp in California, Jones told about 5,000 fans that they should come to Cowboys Stadium and watch us beat the Giants (butts).
Green Bay: Tight end Jermichael Finley was cleared to return to full workouts, saying he was thankful trainers pulled him out of practice last week and put him through the requisite concussion safety protocols.
• The NFL has suspended Packers linebacker Erik Walden for the regular-season opener for violating the leagues personal conduct policy.
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