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Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster will start

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Adrian Peterson has made it all the way back.

The Vikings announced that Peterson will be in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Jaguars, which means that he’s returned from surgery to repair torn ligaments in his knee faster than anyone anticipated earlier this year. While he’ll still be splitting time with Toby Gerhart, we can look forward to our first look at Peterson in game action since his injury last Christmas Eve.

Signs had been pointing in this direction for Peterson for some time, but the Vikings definitely took all the time they could to make sure that they felt comfortable with his knee. Now that he’s back, the questions shifts to how soon it will be before Peterson is back to full speed.

Arian Foster hasn’t been out nearly as long, but his status for this game was in some doubt when he missed practice at the end of this week because of knee soreness. Foster will be starting for the Texans against the Dolphins on Sunday, although we’d expect to see a fair amount of Ben Tate in order to make sure that Foster’s knee issue doesn’t linger. It doesn’t hurt that the Dolphins don’t look like they’ll be too tough an opponent for the Texans in Houston.

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9 Responses to “Adrian Peterson and Arian Foster will start”
  1. iluvbears says: Sep 9, 2012 12:15 PM

    AD is da man!

  2. shawnee2781 says: Sep 9, 2012 12:20 PM

    ADRIAN ALL DAY PETERSON BEST RUNNING BACK IN THE NFL SUCH A GREAT MAN WAY TO GO ADRIAN YOU DID IT ! SKOL VIKINGS

  3. thepvyharvin says: Sep 9, 2012 12:21 PM

    Watched AD doing his long rehab on tv today,,,if leg pressing and squating a million pounds isn’t an indicator he is healthy,what would? He’ll take the hits

  4. jonevans83 says: Sep 9, 2012 12:23 PM

    Why does everyone ignore the fact that Miami had a top defense last year? an was top 3-5 the last 12 games of the year?

  5. mjbulls45 says: Sep 9, 2012 12:23 PM

    AP I NEED THESE POINTS BABY!!!!!!!!

  6. sterling7 says: Sep 9, 2012 12:25 PM

    That’s wonderful, but it’s not who or how you start…..it’s how you finish. Go Adrian!

  7. nagasakee says: Sep 9, 2012 12:35 PM

    What a story! It is a testament to this guy’s heart that he is back starting, even with the Vikes having a decent Toby Gerhart ready to go.

    Let’s hope this star RB stays healthy this season…it’s good for football.

  8. marlin6262 says: Sep 9, 2012 1:01 PM

    All damn dayyyyooooo!

  9. jonevans83 says: Sep 9, 2012 2:02 PM

    Hey what happened? Dolphins d destroying the Texans? Yea, I called it.

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