Minnesota Vikings confirm Adrian Peterson groin surgery, expect him back in six weeks

Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) talks on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings confirmed reports on Thursday that All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson underwent groin surgery, and they expect him to make a full recovery and be back within a six-week time period.

Peterson underwent the procedure in Philadelphia which was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute and the team released a brief statement.

“Dr. Meyers was able to successfully repair Adrian’s adductor muscle while also doing a compartmental release,” the statement said. “Adrian is expected to make a full recovery in approximately six weeks.”

That six-week time frame for recovery is tremendous news as the surgery won’t affect Peterson’s availability for the 2014 season, and hopefully this surgical procedure cleared up a good majority of the groin issues that Peterson has battled through the better part of the last two seasons.

Despite missing some games in 2013 nursing a foot injury, Peterson was still able to rush for over 1,200 yards and will undoubtedly be the centerpiece for new head coach Mike Zimmer as he looks to turn the franchise around.

 

Topics: Adrian Peterson, Football, Minnesota Vikings

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