Head coach Leslie Frazier is "optimistic" that Adrian Peterson will play Sunday when the Vikings host the 10-3 New Orleans Saints. Peterson has missed the last three-and-a-half games with a high ankle sprain.
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With the New Orleans Saints marching into town Sunday, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says there is no doubt Christian Ponder is his starting quarterback. Frazier also says running back Adrian Peterson is poised to make his comeback after recovering from a high ankle sprain.
Peterson believes he can play
Adrian Peterson expects to remove the walking boot from his sprained left ankle Thursday. He also expects to play Sunday against Atlanta. Leslie Frazier will make the final call on whether he plays, but Peterson says his mentality is to go out and "see what he can do."
Adrian Peterson says his ankle is '85-percent' healthy, plans to play
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he plans to play Sunday against New Orleans. AP has practiced two straight days, saying he’s about 85 percent healthy after missing the last three games with a high ankle sprain.
Frazier: Ponder has hip pointer, AP close to returning
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says rookie quarterback Christian Ponder has a hip pointer following Sunday's loss to Denver and will be watched closely this week in practice. Frazier also says Adrian Peterson is “very close” to returning from his high ankle sprain.
Peterson listed as 'very, very doubtful'
Adrian Peterson removed the walking boot from his sprained left ankle Friday, but he was still unable to practice. Head coach Leslie Frazier says Peterson is “very, very doubtful” for Sunday’s game in Atlanta. The only players who are officially out for the game are Husain Abdullah and Anthony Herrera.
Injury expert says Peterson won't play
ESPN injury expert Stephania Bell believes Adrian Peterson won't be able to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons. Bell writes that even though Peterson hasn't been ruled out, other players with high ankle sprains haven't been able to suit up a week after the injury.
Peterson is 70-percent healthy and wants to play, Foreman urges him to rest
Adrian Peterson told KFAN radio Tuesday that he's 70-percent healthy and wants to play Sunday when the Vikings play the Lions. Peterson has missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain. Vikings' great Chuck Foreman took part in the interview as well and urged Peterson to stay on the sidelines until he's 100-percent healthy.
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