EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson says his left knee has been a little sore and stiff this week after a successful season opener for Minnesota.
Peterson said Thursday the expected discomfort lasted about two days but is "nothing that would hold me back." He rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns last Sunday for the Vikings, a little more than eight months after reconstructive surgery.
Peterson says he's at about 95 percent strength. He says he'll reach 100 percent soon and predicts the difference, once he regains the remaining explosiveness in his leg, will be "like night and day."
Peterson had 17 carries last week, but the Vikings (1-0) aren't ready to promise more heading into Sunday's game against the Colts (0-1).
Winfield misses practice for brother's funeral
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield missed practice on Thursday to attend his brother's funeral.
Anthony Travis was murdered in Winfield's hometown of Akron, Ohio, last week and laid to rest on Thursday. Winfield played in the season opener against Jacksonville days after the 30-year-old Travis's death. Head coach Leslie Frazier says he expects Winfield back to practice on Friday and in the lineup on Sunday at Indianapolis.
Center John Sullivan also missed practice because of a sore ankle. Frazier says Sullivan initially injured it in the game against the Jaguars and aggravated it during practice on Wednesday. Frazier says the rest is just precautionary, and he fully expects Sullivan to play against the Colts.