- Associated Press - Friday, December 16, 2011

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is listed as probable to return to the lineup Sunday against the New Orleans Saints after missing the past three games with a high ankle sprain.

Coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson’s ankle responded well to increased repetitions in practice this week. He hinted Peterson might not return to a full workload immediately on Sunday because of the missed time. Peterson said Thursday he was about 85 percent healthy.

Quarterback Christian Ponder (hip pointer) was a full participant in practice this week and was listed as probable Friday.

The Vikings listed linebacker E.J. Henderson (shoulder), cornerback Asher Allen (shoulder), defensive tackle Letroy Guion (ankle), receiver Greg Camarillo (concussion) and safety Jarrad Page (hip) as probable for Sunday.