Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) acknowledges the fans during the closing ceremony following the game against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson To Have Surgery On Injured Groin


Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson will be going back under the knife the third straight offseason.

Peterson, who quickly bounced back from major knee surgery to win the NFL MVP award in 2012, is expected to have groin surgery according to a report by ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Peterson had sports hernia surgery last offseason, was bothered much of the second half of the season by a lingering groin injury, as well as a sprained right foot.

Peterson, 28, reportedly was going to meet with Dr. William Meyers, who performed his sports hernia surgery last year, in Philadelphia to evaluate his groin injury and whether surgery was needed.

Peterson injured his groin in a loss at Seattle on November 17th and sprained his foot at Baltimore on December 8th and missed two of the season’s final three games. Peterson still managed to finish with 1,266 rushing yards and ranked fifth in the NFL.

He was set to go to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his seven NFL seasons but pulled out because of injury.

The USA Today, which first reported Peterson’s expected visit with Meyers, said he could possibly undergo a procedure that involves cutting an irritated groin tendon, which would include a two-month rehabilitation.

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