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Adrian Peterson Nearing Return, Could Practice Next Week

On Wednesday afternoon, Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson continued to affirm that he is closing in on a return to the team's 90-man roster. Peterson has been on the Vikings' preseason physically unable to perform list as he continues to rehab from ACL and MCL tears that were repaired on Dec. 30.

Via ESPN.com:

"I'm looking forward to being out here pretty soon," Peterson told reporters. "I've been out for like two weeks, so it's time to get going. I know that they understand that and they've been watching and they've been getting good feedback, so I'm sure they're pretty much as excited as I am."

Peterson will not be traveling with the team for their first preseason game in San Francisco on Friday but could potentially return to the practice field as early as Sunday.

Most importantly, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that there are no indications that Peterson will be unable to play in the regular season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 9.

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