Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will play on Sunday in Minnesota's Week 15 game against the Indianapolis Colts, Peterson told Dash Radio.
Peterson, 31, has been out since Sept. 18 with a torn right meniscus.
He told Dash Radio earlier this week that he planned to practice this week with the hopes of returning against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16.
“I plan on practicing this week to really get my legs under me and get a good feel on where I’m at,” Peterson said on Monday.
The Vikings (7–6) are in second place in the NFC North behind the 9–4 Detroit Lions. They remain in the hunt for an NFC wild card berth, behind the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers with three games to play.
The seven-time Pro Bowler rushed for 50 yards on 31 carries before sustaining the injury in Week 2 against the Packers. Without him, the Vikings have struggled in the running game this season, and they are last in the NFL in rushing offense and yards per rushing attempt.