Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings injured running back Adrian Peterson (28) and running back Toby Gerhart (32) talk to running back Matt Asiata (44) and running back Joe Banyard (23) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings expect Peterson, Gerhart to return next week

The Minnesota Vikings were able to find a way to win on Sunday without their two best running backs, Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart. However, it seems as if the team won’t have to wait much longer for their return to the field.

Lezlie Frazier has said that he fully expects all players who missed Sunday’s game against the Eagles will be ready to play next week against the Bengals. From ESPN,

Frazier said on Sunday, though, that he expected Peterson back for the Bengals game.

“I would anticipate that [he'll play] with this week of rest and his groin [injury] should be better because of that as well,” Frazier said after the game. “I would anticipate that he would be back on the field.”

With the Vikings playoff chances squashed weeks ago, is it wise for the team o put Peterson back in, who suffered a sprained foot just last week against the Baltimore Ravens? What would you do if you were in Frazier’s shoes?

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