Vikings running back Adrian Peterson missed a second day of practice on Thursday because of a back injury, but he left no doubt about where expects to be when Sunday’s game against the Seahawks gets underway.
Peterson said that the lack of practice has been about rest and not because his back is bothering him enough that there’s a chance he’ll have to remain on the sideline.
“I’m good,” Peterson said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’m feeling good. I was able to rest the body today. I’ll be ready to roll on Sunday.”
This is the fourth time that Peterson has made it to the playoffs. The Vikings lost a painful overtime NFC title game to the Saints in his first visit and were knocked out in the Wild Card round in 2008 and 2012 with Joe Webb forced to start at quarterback because of a Christian Ponder injury in 2012. At 30, Peterson said he knows how fast time can go without making it to the postseason and that adds to “the sense of urgency” he feels to play and play well against Seattle this weekend.