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Adrian Peterson Willing To Play At Less Than 100%

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier mentioned earlier in the week that RB Adrian Peterson is “very close” to a returning.

God willing I’ll be out there [Sunday],” Peterson said during an interview with KFAN, per the Star Tribune. “I’m like 70 percent.”

It’s great that Peterson is willing to sacrifice his health for the team but the Vikings aren’t going anywhere this season and risking a serious injury to their franchise players makes very little sense at this point which is exactly the argument that Chuck Foreman made during the interview.

To be honest with you, it’s been my decision,” Peterson responded. “And I’ve played, I’ve been out there on the field before at 80 percent and did pretty good. But ultimately what it’s going to come down to is I’m going to have the opportunity to test it out and run on it and try to cut. And each week I’ve been making improvements. This past Saturday I stepped out and from Friday — the day before I ran on it — to Saturday it was like a tremendous difference as far as my top-end speed and making cuts. So I kind of figured then [this] Friday, a week after, of resting it up and doing the things I’m doing to rehab it, I’ll be feeling pretty good.”

Peterson could be closer to 100% by the start of Sunday’s game which is most likely better than most teams best option completely healthy.