Running back Adrian Peterson missed practice for the second straight day on Friday with a groin injury, but the Vikings aren’t planning to play without him on Sunday.
Peterson was listed as probable on the team’s final injury report and coach Leslie Frazier said that the running back will be fine to play on Sunday. Quarterback Christian Ponder was also listed as probable, but Frazier wasn’t willing to say that he’d be handing the ball off to Peterson against the Seahawks.
Frazier will make an announcement about the team’s starting quarterback on Saturday. It would be a big surprise if it was anyone other than Ponder based on the way the week has unfolded, but the Vikings are reserving the right to make that call over the weekend.
That’s the last big call for the Vikings to make before the trip to Seattle as Frazier also announced that wide receiver Jerome Simpson would travel and play a week after being arrested on a DWI charge. Frazier didn’t say whether or not Simpson would start after saying earlier this week that the team would like to see more of rookie Cordarrelle Patterson.