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Adrian Peterson is healthy enough more carries

Adrian Peterson feels like he's healthy enough to see an increased load in Week 4 of the NFL season.

Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Adrian Peterson carried the ball 25 times in the Vikings' win over the 49ers last Sunday, but Minnesota coach Leslie Frazier might be giving him a larger load in their next game. With the Vikings firmly in control against the 49ers, Frazier took Peterson out of the game and let Toby Gerhart close out the game on the ground. Gerhart fumbled three times in his eight carries, losing a pair of them to San Francisco.

Peterson was asked about the health of his surgically repaired knee, as well as how he felt on Monday after carrying the ball 25 times. Peterson had the following to say, via the Pioneer Press:

"I woke up Monday after this game, and I felt like I played some football," he said Thursday. "I feel like the rust is knocked off now. That's what I needed, and I'll be ready to roll even better."

Peterson and the Vikings will be in Detroit to play the Lions Sunday afternoon. The game is scheduled to kick off at 12 p.m. CT, and will be televised on FOX.

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