Adrian Peterson feels like he's ready to go on Sunday, for the opener between the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars, but that doesn't mean he's going to play for sure. Peterson is recovering from major reconstructive surgery on his knee and it would be a mistake for the Vikings to rush him back from the injury. As such, the Vikings have made him a gametime decision.
Actually, he'll be a Saturday decision. According to the Star Tribune, Leslie Frazier has said there will be a decision on Peterson before Sunday:
Peterson will likely be given a red or a green light sometime in the next 40 hours or so. Frazier said following this afternoon's practice that "I don't want to be conclusive on Thursday" but then followed by asserting that the Vikings would have all the information they'd need to make a decision on their star running back by Friday night or Saturday morning.
Friday is the final day for official injury reports for Sunday games, so when those come out, we might have a better idea on his status. Either way, if Peterson is in action on Sunday, it's likely he wouldn't get significant playing time. He'll liekly get a few carries and give way primarily to Toby Gerhart, his backup. All that is certain is that the Vikings aren't going to jeopardize Peterson getting re-injured and missing more time just to get him back a week early.