Adrian Peterson still not ruled out for Sunday

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier isn't ruling out Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game at Atlanta just yet. Frazier says the plan is to get Peterson out of his walking boot Thursday to see if he can put some weight on his injured ankle.
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Vikings coach Leslie Frazier isn't ruling out Adrian Peterson for Sunday's game at Atlanta just yet. Frazier says the plan is to get Peterson out of his walking boot Thursday to see if he can put some weight on his injured ankle.

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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."

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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.

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