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.