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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) – The Minnesota Vikings’ star RB Adrian Peterson will play in Sunday’s home opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Just as Peterson pushed for all summer, the 27-year-old star running back was on the list of 46 players suited up on Sunday to face the Jaguars.

It was roughly eight months ago when Peterson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee. He’s said previously that he feels ready to play and is excited to get back on the field.

Peterson had surgery Dec. 31 to repair the two torn ligaments in his left knee stemming from a hit in a game at Washington late last season. The knee injury, and a previous high ankle sprain that limited Peterson to 12 games, kept him from reaching 1,000 yards for the first time in his five NFL seasons.

Inactive for the Vikings were all backups, quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, wide receiver Jarius Wright, cornerback A.J. Jefferson, safety Andrew Sendejo, linebackers Marvin Mitchell and Audie Cole and offensive lineman Mark Asper.

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