Running Back Adrian Peterson Recalls Serious Health Scare

Posted by Gilbert Sam on 4:46 PM
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Adrian Peterson discovered his Kryptonite during Minnesota Vikings training camp last summer when a little shrimp buckled the ultra-tough 2012 league MVP the way no hulking defender ever has.

"I thought I was Superman until I experienced that life-changing anaphylactic shock,'' Peterson told USA TODAY Sports about his life-threatening allergic scare. "I was eating lunch and gobbled down a couple of bowls of gumbo.

"Then, 15 minutes later, I'm in my dorm room resting up. My eyes started itching and my throat was swelling up.

"I could barely breathe.''

Even amid the scariest moment of his life with his throat closing, Peterson had the presence of mind to make the right move. He called Vikings trainer Eric Sugerman and rasped into his cell phone how something was very wrong in what was fast becoming a critical situation.

"I'm normally pretty good under pressure so I stayed calm, didn't panic too much and just called to get the help I knew I needed,'' Peterson said. (More at USA TODAY)

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