Vikings Injury Update: Adrian Peterson Likely A 'Game-Time Decision' For Week 1

The Minnesota Vikings played their final preseason game on Thursday night against Houston Texans, and the good news is that the team escaped without sustaining any major injuries. In fact, they got some fairly good news on Adrian Peterson as well, as the star running back is still in play to start the season opener. As for injuries from the finale, Jarius Wright led all wide receivers on Thursday with six receptions for 122 yards and a TD and according to head coach Leslie Frazier he only suffered a left ankle sprain during the contest.

In bigger injury news, Frazier told reporters on Thursday night that Peterson will "probably be a game-time decision" for the regular season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars:

"I think he'll probably be a `game-time' decision," Frazier said of Peterson's likely availability for the opener against Jacksonville. "We've got a lot of things we want to get done with him this week, and I doubt that we would know without getting him through an entire week, if we thought he was ready to play a game."

The Vikings open the season on Sept. 9 at home against Jacksonville.

For more on the Vikings; check out Daily Norseman and SB Nation Minnesota. For all NFL news and notes make sure to check SB Nation's NFL hub.

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