Aug 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) after a game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Texans defeated the Vikings 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
Adrian Peterson will start Sunday, according to the team's website.
Peterson returned to practice in August after sustaining an ACL/MCL injury last season. It was unknown at the time whether he'd be ready to return for the start of the season.
Peterson has been working hard over the last week to convince the Vikings he's ready to play. He was listed as a game-time decision most of the week, despite Peterson saying that he's 'ready to roll' on Thursday and that sitting out the game would be a 'bitter pill to swallow' on Friday.
Peterson is still expected to have his carries and role limited in his first game back.