Adrian Peterson scheduled for groin surgery on Thursday

We heard Wednesday that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson would have groin surgery at some point in the near future to repair the injury that bothered him for much of the 2013 season.

The future appears to be now. Josina Anderson of ESPN had the initial report about Peterson’s pending surgery and she reports that Peterson is having the surgery on Thursday.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. William Meyers, who also performed sports hernia surgery on the Vikings running back after the 2012 season. That makes three straight offseasons with surgery for Peterson, who also had his torn ACL operated on after the 2011 season.

This surgery isn’t expected to require anything close to the kind of rehab that Peterson needed after that surgery and no one has voiced any concern that his readiness for training camp is going to be adversely affected by the surgery.