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Vikings' Adrian Peterson may need groin surgery

By on 1/19/2014 01:30:00 PM

The Minnesota Vikings' star running back Adrian Peterson may need surgery on his groin, according to news sources.  Peterson is scheduled to visit specialist Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia next week for a consultation.  Meyers performed Peterson's sports hernia surgery after last season. One possibility for relieving groin pain is an adductor release, which is minimally invasive, cuts an irritated tendon and would require about two months of rehabilitation.

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Peterson has been plagued by his groin since mid-November, and cost him to miss the Vikings' season finale in December.  He also struggled with a sore groin at the end of his MVP-winning 2012 season. Despite battling foot and groin injuries which caused him to miss two games this year, he still managed to collect 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns for 2013.  Last off-season, following his 2,097-yard MVP year, Peterson underwent a sports hernia surgery. The prior off-season he spent rehabbing from a torn ACL.  To many, it would seem like a groin surgery this offseason would just be another walk in the park for Peterson.


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