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 may undergo surgery this off-season

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was looking forward to breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record after he fell about eight or nine yards short in the 2012 regular season finale.

Adrian was able to rush for over 1,000 yards once again, but he fell well short of the number he put up just a year ago. Not only did Peterson fall short of what he expected, but the Minnesota Vikings finished last in the NFC North. They struggled on both sides of the ball, especially the quarterback position.

But after hiring offensive coordinator Norv Turner, things could turn around as long as they add the right pieces to their roster.

I’m sure Turner was sold on being able to work with Adrian Peterson considering he’s one of the best running backs in the league. What offensive coordinator wouldn’t want Peterson apart of their game plan? He could be using him more in the passing game.

In order for Peterson to be able to move forward, he’s thinking about undergoing groin surgery this off-season according to USA Today. It’s a problem that has bothered him since mid-November and sidelined him for the final three games of the regular season.

Peterson should be looking to smash that Dickerson record in 2014.

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  • Don

    He needs massive groin surgery. Not surprising.