The injury log for Adrian Peterson is starting to get rather complex.
For a second straight offseason, it appears that the Minnesota Vikings‘ running back is going under the knife. Last year, Peterson was forced to have surgery on a hernia and this time around the running back’s groin is now the topic of conversation. On Saturday, reports surfaced that the All-Pro is likely to have a procedure known as an adductor release. To be specific: the surgery requires a cut on an irritated groin tendon, which is never good news for any player or human being for that matter.
Moreover, a running back with Peterson’s caliber can ill afford to be dealing with nagging injuries throughout the year. In fact, the Vikings’ running back really took a step back in 2013 as Peterson would finish the year with under 1,300 rush yards despite setting his preseason goal at 2,500 rush yards.
Minnesota fans might find this hard to believe, but Peterson turns 29 years old this spring, meaning the 2014 campaign will be the last of Peterson’s career under the age of 30. Hey, everyone knows that NFL stands for “Not For Long” and running backs usually have a very short shelf life. It’s going to be interesting to see if the same rings true for the Vikings’ icon and surefire Hall of Famer.