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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.
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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.

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