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Adrian Peterson intends to play for Vikings vs. Colts

Never doubt Adrian Peterson's ability to bounce back quicker than normal humans.

The Minnesota Vikings running back told Dash Radio on Friday that he intends to play this week against the Indianapolis Colts.

"Being out there confirmed I'm ready to roll," Peterson said, via the Star Tribune. "I've had my head in the playbook."

The Vikings would need to make a corresponding move to activate Peterson to the 53-man roster.

All Day has been out since Sept. 18 with a torn meniscus. He returned to practice this week.

The Vikings could certainly use a boost on the ground. Behind a porous offensive line, Minnesota ranks last in the NFL with just 73.4 rushing yards per game. Prior to the injury in Week 2, Peterson was averaging just 1.6 yards per carry.

Peterson's return had been targeted for Week 16 versus the Green Bay Packers.

It's not the first time Peterson has returned earlier than expected. Clearly, the quick-healing colossus is from a different planet than the rest of us.

UPDATE: The Viking announced they've activated Peterson from injured reserve on Saturday.

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