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Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Adrian Peterson returns to practice, says he’ll be ‘ready to roll’ on Sunday


Adrian Peterson, after the Vikings’ overtime loss to Detroit on Sunday. (Genevieve Ros / APs)
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice today and reported that he’ll “be ready to roll on Sunday.”

“I'm feeling good,” Peterson, who missed practice Wednesday, said (via the Star Tribune). “Just a little rest [on Wednesday]. I had a calf contusion. It's sore, but it's not really bothering me. It won't hinder me from playing. It won't stop me from playing.”

Peterson said he got kicked in the calf Sunday.

“I got high tolerance for pain,” Peterson said. “With a contusion, it's all about trying to flush it out and keep the muscle loose. Pain is only temporary. ... I'll be ready to roll on Sunday.”

Now, will Peterson get the ball Sunday against Kansas City in the battle of 0-3 teams? He had all of 17 carries for 78 yards in a loss to Detroit and only five carries in the Vikings’ second-half collapse. That prompted his father to call him “the league’s highest-paid decoy.” Musgrave said that will change.

“We didn't have too many plays in general in the second half,” Musgrave said (via ESPN 1500). “If we have more plays, then Adrian will get his share, as will all of our players — like he did in the first half.”

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