Vikings' Peterson hopes to play this week

Updated: December 23, 2010, 5:05 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- There are only two games left in the Minnesota Vikings' miserable season and Adrian Peterson is hobbling around with a painful thigh bruise.

With the playoffs out of reach, why risk further injury to the team's most dynamic player? Why not sit him for the final two weeks and make sure he is ready to go next season?

Peterson doesn't see it that way. The Vikings may be 5-9 and going nowhere fast, but he wants to be out there with his teammates until the bitter ...

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