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Vikings confirm Adrian Peterson had surgery today

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The Vikings confirmed reports that running back Adrian Peterson needed groin surgery, adding that the procedure has taken place.

The team released a statement which said Peterson’s procedure was performed today by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, Pa.

“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’s good news for Peterson and the Vikings, as he’s struggled with groin issues the last two seasons, and this should have him back in plenty of time to get ready for the coming season.

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29 Responses to “Vikings confirm Adrian Peterson had surgery today”
  1. thepftpoet says: Jan 23, 2014 1:57 PM

    Best RB to ever play the game.

    He will win multiple superbowl rings before it’s all said and done.

  2. fat4jc says: Jan 23, 2014 2:00 PM

    “while also doing a compartmental release…”

    Not sure what that is, but it sounds dirty.

  3. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 23, 2014 2:02 PM

    All eyes in Minnesota are now on the groin of Adrian Peterson.

    Where they’ve been for years.

    >

  4. rho1953 says: Jan 23, 2014 2:06 PM

    No, he won’t win multiple SB rings, he will retire without winning even one. Unless he jumps ship and goes to a team that knows how to play football. He is breaking down, like all RB’s his age.

  5. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 23, 2014 2:13 PM

    You could tell it was bothering him for most of the season. He didn’t have the same burst he had the previous season. You did see that burst whenever you saw Cordarrelle Patterson run the ball, though. You never saw it in Eddie Lacy.

  6. 2ruefan says: Jan 23, 2014 2:31 PM

    Hey “Ted”,
    I’m a Vikes fan… but I will say this.. Eddie Lacy is a very tough dude. Reminds me a bit of Marshawn Lynch in terms of strength and difficulty in bringing him down.

    He’s not a speedster, or someone with great “moves” but he is a very strong back who I fear makes the Green Bay offense that much better.

    I wish they didn’t have him….

  7. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 23, 2014 2:34 PM

    …or until his next groin injury.

  8. sdsmooth says: Jan 23, 2014 2:37 PM

    Vikes also confirm that they will continue wasting his career by supplying no talent around him and he’ll retire without a Super Bowl appearance.

  9. deflateddome says: Jan 23, 2014 2:47 PM

    Hey Russell…Enjoying that 77.9 Rating?

  10. mychode says: Jan 23, 2014 2:52 PM

    The dude is an all-timer if he retired today. Seems like a genuine person who unfortunately has had a horrible year. Hope 2014 is better for him.

  11. midwaymonster72 says: Jan 23, 2014 2:59 PM

    normal timeline six weeks. he’ll be ready to go full speed in a week. freaking animal

  12. purple1967 says: Jan 23, 2014 3:12 PM

    Saw him running gassers in the hallway!!!

  13. shaggytoodle says: Jan 23, 2014 3:15 PM

    Vikings will draft in the top 10 again next year.

  14. rmavs says: Jan 23, 2014 3:21 PM

    …no talent around him…ha, that’s funny. Patterson, Rudolph, and Jennings seem to be pretty good, and if Simpson could stay out of trouble…just need a cube on offense.

  15. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 23, 2014 3:24 PM

    Jay Ratliff had the same procedure…same doctor. He hasn’t played a snap since. Better find his replacement and you better do it soon.

  16. purpleguy says: Jan 23, 2014 3:27 PM

    Again, nothing wrong with eyes on the front side of AP, particularly given how Packer players and fans have been hopelessly looking at his back side for several years.

  17. eastman420 says: Jan 23, 2014 3:54 PM

    These guys even watch football. Swear Inbreds all around in Wisconsin. Pathetic.

  18. eastman420 says: Jan 23, 2014 4:01 PM

    U packers ever stop complaining. Jeez bunch a liitle girls over their in wisconsin.

  19. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jan 23, 2014 4:26 PM

    Can you Vike fans for once comment on an article focused on your own team without bringing up the packers/fans? Ridiculous. AD has been a stellar back, all fans can see that, but Eddie Lacy is also like to have a strong career as well.

  20. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Jan 23, 2014 4:42 PM

    I have been on record complimenting Eddie Lacy many times. After the Vikings-Packers game at Lambeau, didn’t I say that Lacy looked good and was easily the third-best running back on the field that day?

  21. coachkilla6 says: Jan 23, 2014 4:43 PM

    AP vs GB this season – 231 total yards, 2 TDs.
    Lacy vs MN – 270 total yards, 2 TDs.
    Consider the torch passed!

  22. skimbell says: Jan 23, 2014 4:47 PM

    He’ll probably be up and doing a little light running this afternoon.

  23. zinjaboy says: Jan 23, 2014 6:06 PM

    he’s 27th in all time yards and average per carry. best ever or 27th? i’m gonna go with the math. but that’s just me.

  24. indycheezhed says: Jan 23, 2014 9:41 PM

    P-E-Ds P-E-Ds P-E-Ds – Yes he’ll be doing gassers in a week!

  25. filthymcnasty1 says: Jan 23, 2014 11:07 PM

    The last place Vikings could use him back and healthy. Though it won’t move them out of the cellar.

  26. frank booth says: Jan 24, 2014 2:50 AM

    At the Viking/Packer game at Lambeau, Eddie Lacy was the best back on the field that day. AP had 33 touches for 148 yards and 1 TD. Lacy had 158 yards on 31 touches and 1 TD.

  27. brewdogg says: Jan 24, 2014 11:21 AM

    Stop. Just stop. Lacy doesn’t deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Peterson, and you all know it. Yes, he looks like a good back and there are at least 25 teams that wish they had him on their roster, but right now he is on par with Alfred Morris or Demarco Murray. No one outside of Indy is saying Luck’s name at the same time as Rodgers and Manning, and the same principle applies here. The only backs that can be compared to Peterson are named Brown, Dickerson, Payton, and Sanders. Period.

    With that being said…. Green Bay is a lot scarier with Lacy on the team. For the first time in almost a decade opposing teams have to worry about the run, and that means trouble. If I were TT, I would leave the O alone and focus all my attention on shoring up that D, because just a little improvement on that side makes the Packers very tough to beat.

  28. brewdogg says: Jan 24, 2014 12:00 PM

    BTW…. It is still quite amusing to me that former Viking Terry Allen has more yards in his 11 seasons on two repaired knees than Jim Taylor had in 12. Does anyone else find that funny?

  29. brewdogg says: Jan 24, 2014 1:07 PM

    zinjaboy says: Jan 23, 2014 6:06 PM

    he’s 27th in all time yards and average per carry. best ever or 27th? i’m gonna go with the math. but that’s just me.
    ——————————————–
    Facts:

    27th in just 7 seasons.

    Of the top 26, only Jim Brown played less than 10 seasons.

    Of the top 26, only Sanders averaged more yards per season than Peterson.

    At 3/4 of Peterson average yearly total, he will pass Brown for #9 in 2015 and be fourth behind Smith, Payton, and Sanders in 2017.

    YPC arguments hold no weight when the top 5 are QBs….. Get real.

    Math is not on your side.

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