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Report: Adrian Peterson could need groin surgery

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Late in the 2012 season, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson struggled with a groin injury.  After the season ended, he had hernia surgery.

Late in the 2013 season, Peterson again struggled with a groin injury.  And he may need surgery once again.

According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Peterson soon will visit Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia to determine whether surgery is needed.  Meyers, who performed the hernia surgery in early 2013, could cut an irritated groin tendon in a procedure known as an adductor release.  The operation would be minimally invasive, requiring a rehab period of roughly two months.

Peterson missed a pair of games in December 2013 (he also had a foot injury), but Peterson still rushed for 1,266 yards.  While that’s a very good season, it’s only 16 yards more than half of his preseason target of 2,500.

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45 Responses to “Report: Adrian Peterson could need groin surgery”
  1. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 18, 2014 8:30 PM

    Lol. Too easy.

    >

  2. ninefingers9 says: Jan 18, 2014 8:33 PM

    Best Running Back To Ever Play the Game!

  3. realnflmaster says: Jan 18, 2014 8:34 PM

    Broncos 52
    New Cheatland 13

  4. thebirdofprey2 says: Jan 18, 2014 8:34 PM

    Viking fans tell me, is Adrian Petersom injury prone?

  5. meatcarroll says: Jan 18, 2014 8:35 PM

    Adrian Peterson should have followed the lead of his best friend Percy Harvin and escaped that dumpster fire while he still has tread left in the tires.

  6. tjacks7 says: Jan 18, 2014 8:35 PM

    Two months? So for AP, he should bounce back in a couple hours.

  7. 4allintensivepurposes says: Jan 18, 2014 8:37 PM

    Bring Kellen Winslow with you when you go.

  8. igocommando says: Jan 18, 2014 8:40 PM

    Tokyo,
    That’s all ya got, seriously? Have a beer and think up something funny. I actually lol at some of your posts, but on this one, you can do better.

  9. redfield11 says: Jan 18, 2014 8:43 PM

    Given his ACL recovery time, I bet he’s ready to go before he even wakes up. Dude is a physical freak

  10. ad28bestever says: Jan 18, 2014 8:48 PM

    Missed 2 games and quarters in others and still rushed for more yards that GB’s “supposed” stud of a RB. Played all season hurt and still near the top in the league. That’s right, the best ever.

  11. igocommando says: Jan 18, 2014 8:48 PM

    meatcarroll says: Jan 18, 2014 8:35 PM

    Adrian Peterson should have followed the lead of his best friend Percy Harvin and escaped that dumpster fire while he still has tread left in the tires.
    ————————
    I understand your pain. I realize you’re a seahawk fan and you would rather have AD than lynch as you’re rb, but try to be content knowing that your team made it to the NFC championship game. Only to fall short of the Superbowl. Btw, percy is percy’s best friend.

  12. whatjusthapped says: Jan 18, 2014 8:50 PM

    If Peterson were a car, the analogy you would draw is 170,000 miles and the transmission is starting to shake. There is a reason most Running Backs become unproductive after age 30. Too many hits, body blows and damage and they begin to take their toll.

    Should have traded him while the market was there. Now only Jerry Jones covets him and he can’t afford the salary cap hit. Its a passing league and the Vikings have only a running back and no QB, have fun with that.

  13. leatherface2012 says: Jan 18, 2014 8:50 PM

    thebirdofprey2 says:
    Jan 18, 2014 8:34 PM
    Viking fans tell me, is Adrian Petersom injury prone?

    mised what 4 or 5 games in 7 seasons? your hero rodgers missed 6 or 7 games this season alone oh and clay mathews

  14. shaggytoodle says: Jan 18, 2014 8:51 PM

    He is getting up there, and he isn’t going to be the same guy in 3 seasons.

    I think the Vikings should move him, before they have a player that was a shell of himself. It happens fast @ that position.

    Eddie George, Shaun Alexander, and LT. Even Chris Jackson.

    They need to move him while they can get maximum value.

  15. rmavs says: Jan 18, 2014 8:53 PM

    Seriously, isn’t every player injury prone? Prone to injury? I think Peterson’s work and toughness, thus far, speaks for itself. The dude has a positive mental attitude and crazy skills to match, and he has been able to maintain those traits while playing on a team that has much to be desired at the QB position. He wants to be “the man” and he has been “the man”. If the Vikings get the cube right this year…look out, because THE MAN might just get another 2000+.

  16. indycheezhed says: Jan 18, 2014 8:56 PM

    I’m still laughing from the last article. Viking fan thinks Norv’s offense will blow up Dom’s defense. Let’s look at how Norv did last year against the Pack. 13 points 213 yards and their star receiver 2 catches for 22 yards.
    I will give Norv credit he knew how to beat the Vikings. 31-27 409 yards. Seems like the Vikings always win the off season but have trouble when it really counts.

  17. arlingtonsynn says: Jan 18, 2014 8:56 PM

    You know… I could think of another “minimally invasive” surgery involving his groin that might be a good idea.

  18. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 18, 2014 8:57 PM

    Adrian Peterson injuries > Percy Harvin injuries

  19. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jan 18, 2014 9:06 PM

    Not surprised, common ailment in men that age.

  20. justintuckrule says: Jan 18, 2014 9:09 PM

    Hey beavis…. Huh..uh..uh… He said… Uh… Uh…. Adductor.

    You guys thought I’d say something different? This is a family site!

  21. GenXJay says: Jan 18, 2014 9:10 PM

    you could castrate AllDay, feed his genitals to the cannibalistic gbtrolls, and he would still be a top 5 runningback in the NFL.

  22. bearshaterseverywhere says: Jan 18, 2014 9:15 PM

    @ninefingers9. Don’t be ridiculous, even Adrian knows and will tell you Walter Payton is the GOAT.

  23. igocommando says: Jan 18, 2014 9:30 PM

    GenXJay says: Jan 18, 2014 9:10 PM

    you could castrate AllDay, feed his genitals to the cannibalistic gbtrolls, and he would still be a top 5 runningback in the NFL.
    ————————
    Ouch! I bleed purple but man, I gotta admit if that happened, I could see AD dropping into the bottom half of the top 10.

  24. letsgotemple says: Jan 18, 2014 9:34 PM

    I hear Swiss cheese cures all

  25. igocommando says: Jan 18, 2014 9:35 PM

    indycheezhed says: Jan 18, 2014 8:56 PM

    I’m still laughing from the last article. Viking fan thinks Norv’s offense will blow up Dom’s defense. Let’s look at how Norv did last year against the Pack. 13 points 213 yards and their star receiver 2 catches for 22 yards.
    I will give Norv credit he knew how to beat the Vikings. 31-27 409 yards. Seems like the Vikings always win the off season but have trouble when it really counts.
    ——————
    Zimmers Defense beat the pack, with ar. Nuff said.

  26. schke says: Jan 18, 2014 9:43 PM

    WILL IT AFFECT HIS BABY MAKING ABILITIES THOUGH?

  27. shaggytoodle says: Jan 18, 2014 9:45 PM

    ninefingers9 says:
    Jan 18, 2014 8:33 PM

    Best Running Back To Ever Play the Game!
    _____________

    He is the Dan Marino of RBs.

  28. bennyb82 says: Jan 18, 2014 9:45 PM

    When I read that Peterson had only 1300 rushing yards this year, I just wonder what Chris Johnson would give to have that many yards in a season.

  29. backdapack4evr says: Jan 18, 2014 9:46 PM

    Vikes < bungles
    Can't change the stripes!!
    You are who we all know you are!!

  30. iamthorny says: Jan 18, 2014 9:50 PM

    Vikes should hire Barry Sanders as RB coach, so AD can talk to someone who was also a great RB who never sniffed a SB.

  31. helikolbter says: Jan 18, 2014 9:52 PM

    He should get a vasectomy while the doc is down there…

  32. walkers8484 says: Jan 18, 2014 9:57 PM

    Trade him to a contender now! He deserves it and the Vikes don’t deserve him! Nobody wastes talent like the Vikings do,…..except maybe the Lions. Heyo!!!

  33. akboot says: Jan 18, 2014 10:11 PM

    Tokyo,

    WEAK!!! Don’t bother anymore on this story. Wait for a Miami, or Houston story to come out. You know, one that has nothing to do with the vikes. They’re just as good. You’re pathetic. And remind filthy of this too. Sheesh.

  34. mediasloppy says: Jan 18, 2014 10:13 PM

    Oh yeah, Viking should have traded him. The guy is getting too old. His Prime is over… I can’t believe people actually say this stuff about him. This is a guy who came off a MAJOR knee surgery and rushed for 2,000 yards and came 8 yards short of the all time greatest.

    In the game these days you are lucky if you have a guy rush 1,200 a season. And if anyone looked at Vikings fans during a game almost every one of them is Adrian Peterson. So unless you get a Herschel Walker type deal, the talk of trading AD is just dumb. Then again, the powers that be traded Moss for pennies.

  35. gbfanforever says: Jan 18, 2014 10:18 PM

    Nothing a little HGH can’t fix.

  36. johnnyb216 says: Jan 18, 2014 10:19 PM

    Hmmmm. I thought I remembered reading that taking steroids mares you more injury prone. Hmmmm.

  37. jimmysee says: Jan 18, 2014 10:25 PM

    With Ladainian Tomlinson, when it was over, it was over.

  38. easyeintennessee says: Jan 18, 2014 10:38 PM

    Welcome to Minnesota Mike Zimmer….

  39. jedyknyt says: Jan 18, 2014 10:41 PM

    It don’t matter, he’ll still rush for 200+ yards in each game against the Packers!!!

  40. db3300 says: Jan 18, 2014 10:54 PM

    He must have back problems also because he isn’t able to carry this team anywhere by himself. That’s okay as long as Viking fan keeps defining his team’s worth by how “great” AP is. His production will be non-existent in about a year just like every other RB finds out when he turns 30.

  41. iamthorny says: Jan 18, 2014 11:21 PM

    Surgery? I guess he wasn’t fond of the Zimmer hiring.

  42. buckybadger says: Jan 19, 2014 12:52 AM

    AD is a great player but you don’t pay a RB that kind of money. Good luck with that contract. You are paying your RB almost as much as Green Bay is paying Rodgers. This isn’t the 60s anymore, you won’t win with a running game unless you have a great QB to complement him.

  43. screamingsheep69 says: Jan 19, 2014 5:49 AM

    “I don’t know how y’all walk around with those things.”

  44. frank booth says: Jan 19, 2014 3:09 PM

    That poor groin has to be exhausted between football and fathering all those illegitimate, fatherless children that he really, really cares about.

    He’ll have to rest up for two months, so there should be a few less children to pay for down the road.

  45. randallwoodfield says: Jan 19, 2014 10:19 PM

    Why are fans of the Packers always so interested in a Brother’s groin?

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