EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice on Friday after missing the first two days this week with three minor injuries, and coach Mike Zimmer said Peterson will be ready for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. The Vikings listed Peterson as probable for Sunday.
Peterson had hurt his finger this month against Kansas City, and was also listed on the injury report with hip and ankle injuries. He had a sleeve on his lower right leg during practice on Friday, but shouldn't have any problem being ready for Sunday's game. It's entirely possible the Vikings will work in some days off for Peterson through the middle of the season, to give the running back a break and help him rebound from nagging injuries.
The Vikings will be without defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd for a second consecutive game; Floyd had his left foot in a walking boot this week, and recently had surgery to remove cartilage from his knee. The Vikings ruled Floyd out for the game, meaning Tom Johnson will start for the second week in a row at three-technique tackle after playing 44 snaps and posting a sack last week. Johnson is probable for Sunday, after being a full participant with a knee injury this week.
Tight end Rhett Ellison is also out with a concussion, and defensive end Justin Trattou is out with a sprained ankle. Wide receivers Jarius Wright (hand) and Adam Thielen (ankle) are probable, as is fullback Zach Line (neck).