Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that RB Adrian Peterson’s role in the team’s offense will only be minimal this week, assuming that he’s even active.
“We recognize if he’s able to get in this first ball game, it’ll be with limited exposure,” Frazier said, via ESPN 1500 Twin Cities.
It’s been a little over eight months since Peterson had surgery on his left knee to repair both a torn ACL and MCL. Peterson’s goal in his recovery was to be ready for Week 1, and although he is listed as a game time decision, the Vikings could elect to hold him out for another week. Peterson will almost certainly push the coaching staff to allow him to play this weekend, but there seems to be a decent chance that Toby Gerhart will get a lot of work.