Vikings back Adrian Peterson's playing status for the season opener will be a game time decision according to his coach. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson wants to play after rehabbing his knee after tearing his ACL last season.
His coach says Peterson will be a game-time decision, if he even plays at all.
“We recognize if he's able to get in this first ball game, it'll be with limited exposure,” Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said to Vikings.com. “We’ll talk about it as the week goes on and see how he’s doing and if it’s even a viable option to let him play."
The Vikings play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 9 and Peterson has said he fully intends to suit up and play.
“You really have to take the emotion out of it,” Frazier said. “You have to really hone in on what’s best for him, what’s best for our team. Adrian is not just another guy on our team; he is in so many ways the face of what we try to do. We have to be able to see the big picture when it comes to him and that’s the way we’ll approach it.”