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Vikings will monitor Adrian Peterson’s workload

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The Vikings will have their best player back in the lineup on Sunday. The question is how many carries Adrian Peterson will get.

Peterson is listed as probable and will start, but coach Leslie Frazier doesn’t want to overwork Peterson.

“Well, he’s missed some time, so we’ll have to kind of work him in there,” coach Leslie Frazier said after Friday’s practice via “It wouldn’t be as if he had not missed a game. So, we’ll have to monitor how he’s doing.”

The team wanted to see how Peterson’s ankle responded in practice this week and he was no worse for wear. The Vikings figure to have a run-heavy approach against the Saints, with Toby Gerhart likely to be in the mix more than usual when Peterson is healthy.

Christian Ponder is also probable and will start after getting benched during last week’s game.

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10 Responses to “Vikings will monitor Adrian Peterson’s workload”
  1. Plain Ol' Mud says: Dec 16, 2011 9:07 PM

    And fantasy footballers coast to coast can be heard to utter, “Ugh!”

  2. raidersfreak says: Dec 16, 2011 9:30 PM

    Funny how Adrian Peterson is ready to play and Darren McFadden is still sitting in coach Jackson’s nursing room.

  3. Gordon says: Dec 16, 2011 9:49 PM

    Where are all the Tebow stories…I’m having withdrawals!

  4. nflcraziness says: Dec 16, 2011 10:17 PM

    “Well, he’s missed some time, so we’ll have to kind of work him in there,”

    Hmmm… sounds like the same thing they have done all year…

  5. gb4mn0 says: Dec 16, 2011 10:28 PM

    So Frazier “doesn’t want to overwork” Peterson.
    Since when did the vikequeen coaches start making the decisions again?

  6. jarrman46 says: Dec 16, 2011 10:31 PM

    I thought Brett Favre said this team was Super Bowl ready??

  7. goawayeverybody says: Dec 16, 2011 10:42 PM

    This is going to be a disaster for fantasy owners of AP because everyone is going to put him in their lineup and he’s only going to get 8-10 carries. Hilarious!

  8. vikesfan67 says: Dec 16, 2011 11:47 PM

    So the coaches will screw this up again !!!! Getting old…..!

  9. smurfm69 says: Dec 17, 2011 10:43 AM

    The Saints will help minimize his carries. The Vikings will be down by so many points, that they will have to abandon the run for the pass. Who Dat!
    Peterson is still a beast and hard to believe the Vikes only have 2 wins.

  10. gdeli says: Dec 17, 2011 10:52 AM

    and we will monitor the vikes crappy secondary. their bad. dump sanford!

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