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Adrian Peterson has sports hernia surgery

Minnesota Vikings running back Peterson accepts the award for the NFL Offensive Player of the Year during the NFL Honors award show in New Orleans Reuters

Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is recovering from surgery.

The Vikings announced on Thursday afternoon that Peterson had successful surgery for a sports hernia, and that there is no reason to be concerned that the injury will be an issue going forward.

Adrian Peterson had a surgical procedure done today by Dr. William Meyers, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,” the team said in a statement. “Dr. Meyers was able to successfully repair Adrian’s abdominal core muscle injury (sports hernia). We expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns.”

A year ago, Peterson was recovering from a much more significant injury to his knee. That recovery went so well that Peterson won the league’s Most Valuable Player award. So a little thing like sports hernia surgery probably won’t slow him down.

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17 Responses to “Adrian Peterson has sports hernia surgery”
  1. vikesfansteve says: Feb 7, 2013 12:35 PM

    That’s the injury he had against the Texans and he powered through against the Packers and still was only 9 yards from the record. Wow.

  2. beavertonsteve says: Feb 7, 2013 12:35 PM

    This surgery probably puts 3000 yards within reach now.

  3. dkaye179 says: Feb 7, 2013 12:39 PM

    Clearly, add 1,000 yards per surgery

  4. drwbrsdmndsnxplntn says: Feb 7, 2013 12:44 PM

    MVPeterson All Day baby. So thats what his “abdominal” was on the injury reports for the last few games…This dude is amazing.

  5. banky74 says: Feb 7, 2013 12:53 PM

    This story is incorrect. While AD did have the surgery performed in Philly, it was actually the Green Man who performed the procedure.

    Those of you who know what I’m talking about, just imagine that image in your head and try not to laugh.

  6. salutethis says: Feb 7, 2013 1:03 PM

    Better just pencil him in a the come back player of the year, right?

  7. williamjheinecke says: Feb 7, 2013 1:12 PM

    That’s what happens when you carry your team all year.

  8. Gordon says: Feb 7, 2013 1:53 PM

    This guy is not human.

  9. hurrayforyogapants says: Feb 7, 2013 1:56 PM

    I’m pretty sure a quadruple bypass wouldn’t slow him down. I’m more concerned about what shape Sully will be in after 3-4 months off due to his surgery.

  10. bowmanj35 says: Feb 7, 2013 2:00 PM

    maybe now they might do a blood test for peds.

  11. learysdisciples says: Feb 7, 2013 2:24 PM

    He will have a hip labral tear within three years. Studies have shown that labral tears in athletes are often caused by core muscles being compromised following hernia surgery. The ligaments in the hip are often compromised as well resulting in a labral tear.

  12. 13arod says: Feb 7, 2013 2:48 PM

    maybe he will break the record this time or some other one

  13. Ponder This says: Feb 7, 2013 4:47 PM

    learysdisciples says:Feb 7, 2013 2:24 PM

    He will have a hip labral tear within three years. Studies have shown that labral tears in athletes are often caused by core muscles being compromised following hernia surgery. The ligaments in the hip are often compromised as well resulting in a labral tear.
    ____

    Thanks, doctor. Sports hernias are very common among NFL players. Can you name an NFL player who had a hip labral tear within three years of sports hernia surgery?

  14. hurrayforyogapants says: Feb 7, 2013 5:11 PM

    @ Ponder This

    Here you go:

    A Slip at the Hip: A Labral Tear and Cystic Lesion of the Acetabulum. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
    September 2010 – Volume 89 – Issue 9 – p 779

  15. Ponder This says: Feb 7, 2013 5:56 PM

    @yogapants

    That article doesn’t answer the question. A 56-year-old man had groin pain and it was traced to a labral tear. It also cited a report that 22% of athletes with groin pain had a labral tear. Nothing in there suggests that having sports hernia surgery dooms you to a labral tear within three years.

  16. filthymcnasty1 says: Feb 7, 2013 8:12 PM

    The surgeries just keep piling up.

  17. williewill76 says: Jan 4, 2014 2:51 PM

    If he is playing through an existing hip labrum issue then he has taken a different path than harvin, groin pain often results from hip impingement issues, either way hope he stays on the field.

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