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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is active for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

The Minnesota Vikings star running back practiced on a limited basis Thursday. But said his sprained left ankle is feeling much better and he expects to play for the first time in a month. Peterson has missed the last three games with the high ankle sprain.

Peterson says he feels about 85 percent healthy right now, but was determined to rejoin his teammates and help them to an elusive victory. The Vikings are 2-11 and need two wins in their last three games to avoid the worst record in franchise history.

Peterson joked that he had been getting pressured by fans on Twitter who want him back to help their fantasy football teams.

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