Dec 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Brandon Thompson (98) and defensive end Michael Johnson (93) in the first quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson Wants To Play In Season Finale Despite Injury

 

Adrian Peterson’s body has been banged up, but nobody can deny that his heart is definitely in the right place.  Recently, he spoke to the Pioneer Press about hopefully playing in the Vikings season (and Metrodome) finale on Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Dec 8, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) runs onto the field during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

“I am feeling all right, not as healthy as I would like. I am going to push to try and get out there this week,” Peterson said. “There’s not much to play for but pride and each other. That’s what we are playing for. … It’s the last game in the Metrodome, so we definitely want to close it out the right way.”

Last year’s NFL Most Valuable Player is dealing with injuries to his foot and groin that held him out of the contest for week 15 against the Eagles and half of last week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.  Peterson hasn’t been practicing, but that’s really nothing new for the star running back who has been determined to play the season finale.

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier has said that benching Peterson has crossed his mind, but Peterson will push to be active on Sunday.

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