Sep 29, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) during the NFL International Series game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Martin-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson says he will play on Sunday


Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks on from the sidelines during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome. The Texans won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) looks on from the sidelines during the third quarter against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome. The Texans won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

There was some speculation about whether or not Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson would play after the tragic situation surrounding his two-year-old son who is currently in critical condition after a severe beating by the boyfriend of the child’s mother, and Peterson addressed the media saying that he will indeed be playing on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

From Andrew Siciliano of the NFL Network:

So, there you have it.

Expect a very emotional, but motivated, Adrian Peterson to take the field.

While he is set to play, the most important matter is still the health of his child. We continue to send our positive thoughts and prayers to Peterson and his entire family.

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