Eden Praire, MN, United States (4E Sports) – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson felt he should have played in last Sunday’s against the Philadelphia Eagles and doesn’t plan on sitting out their next game.
The reigning MVP is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I’ve got another day to rest,” he said Friday. “Tomorrow is going to be good. As far as the foot goes, I’ll be ready to roll.”
He was limited in practice Friday, but coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson did “enough where he would feel confident and we would feel confident. If everything goes fine tomorrow, he should be ready to go on Sunday.”
Peterson sprained his ankle in a game against the Baltimore Ravens December 8.
He worked out last Friday and Saturday and had been pushing to play until Sunday morning, when coach Leslie Frazier told him he was out.
“I was hot,” he said. “I was devastated. I was looking forward to playing, being out there with the guys, and I didn’t get my way that day.”
Peterson said the chance to win his third rushing title is still in his mind.
He led the NFL with 1,760 rushing yards in 2008 and again last season with 2,097,
Peterson’s 1,221 yards put him second behind Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy (1,343) with two games to go. “I play this game to be the best.”
Minnesota is 3-2-1 in its last six games.