EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Although Minnesota Vikings running back Chester Taylor was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Detroit, coach Brad Childress said Friday he is planning on the veteran playing against the Lions.
"I'm planning on [Taylor] playing, so yeah, he is going to make the trip," Childress said when asked if Taylor would travel with the team to Detroit.
Taylor has been battling a bruised hip that limited his participation in practice all week.
Taylor was injured in the first quarter of the season opener against Atlanta, and rookie Adrian Peterson took over. Childress said the decision on Taylor's status would not be made until shortly before kickoff against the Lions after coaches and trainers watch him warming up on the field before the game.
"Just kind of incremental progress," Childress said. "Sometimes those things get better as they go. He's done everything he can to put himself in position, so we'll see. We'll leave it up to him,"
Taylor, who was raised in the Detroit area, might have a difficult game-time decision to make with dozens of friends and family expected to attend the game.
"If I felt like I'm good to go, I'm going to go, but I'm still taking it day by day right now," he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.