Adrian Peterson is set to return to the field on Saturday after dealing with a family emergency that involved his son being attacked.

From Pro Football Talk :

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson met with the media on Friday afternoon for the first time since word broke that his two-year old son is in a South Dakota hospital after allegedly being beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.

Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press reports that Peterson said that he plans to play against the Panthers on Sunday, explaining that he’s able torelease a lot of stress on the field. Peterson also thanked the Vikings for their support and asked for privacy while his family deals with a horrible situation.

“I really appreciate all the support from fans and the Vikings. I ask y’all respect my privacy,” Peterson said.

Just like others who have dealt with family tragedies off the field, Peterson chose to deal with this tragedy by playing the game he loves.