Adrian Peterson to return to the Vikings this Sunday vs. the Colts

BY Fansided and Adam Patrick/FanSided via The Viking Age • December 16, 2016

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said during a radio interview on Friday that he will be suiting up for the team’s game this Sunday.In an announcement that was not expected for at least another week, the Minnesota Vikings will have all-pro running back Adrian Peterson back in the lineup this Sunday when the team faces off against the Indianapolis Colts.Peterson broke the news during an interview on Friday with Dash Radio. The running back had previously said that his goal was to return for the team’s game against the Green Bay Packers on Christmas Eve. Sep 18, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) carries the ball and is injured on the play during the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Packers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports But he has been practicing all week with the team and he obviously felt good about how everything has gone so far. Sunday’s matchup against the Colts will be Peterson’s first game since injuring his knee back in Minnesota’s Week 2 win over the Packers.With Peterson back in the lineup, the Vikings will be hoping he can provide a boost for the NFL’s worst rushing attack this season. How much the running back play on Sunday has yet to be determined, but it seems likely that Minnesota will ease him back into the offense until his conditioning is back at a normal level.Next: Bradford excited about Peterson's returnThe Vikings basically need to win all three of their final games this season to make the playoffs and having Peterson back on the field will at least improve the chances of that actually happening.More from The Viking AgeAdrian Peterson return to Vikings practice encourages Sam Bradford19h agoAdrian Peterson ‘would be lying’ if 2017 did not factor in his decision to come back this season20h ago5 keys to victory: Minnesota Vikings vs Indianapolis Colts in week 1520h agoAdrian Peterson returns to Vikings practice on Wednesday1 d agoChicago Bears sign MyCole Pruitt from Vikings practice squad1 d agoThis article originally appeared on

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