Vikings’ Adrian Peterson aiming to play Sunday

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

The Minnesota Vikings have only managed to win two games so far this season. It hasn't helped that the team has been without running back Adrian Peterson for the last two games due to a high ankle sprain.

Peterson is saying that he is at 70 percent and would like to be in the lineup when the team takes on the 7-5 Detroit Lions, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

"God willing, I'll be out there [Sunday]," he said Wednesday at a special event at the Mall of America, according to the paper. "I'm like 70 percent."

Retired NFL running back Chuck Foreman, who was at the event with Peterson, suggested that Peterson hold off. "I know you want to play," Foreman said, the paper reports. "But don't you think you should wait until you're 100 percent? ... As much as I want to see you play and I love watching you play, I don't want to see you back until you're 100 percent. That's me. Because I think you've got a lot ahead of you and there's no need."

Before his injury, Peterson had rushed for 872 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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