Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Adrian Peterson Will Undergo Surgery

By Andrew Fisher
Adrian Peterson
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Minnesota Vikings fans are probably getting sick of hearing the word ‘surgery’ associated with their franchise player Adrian Peterson. According to the latest reports, Peterson is set to undergo surgery for the third straight offseason. This time, it’s to repair a tear in his groin.

Dr. William Meyers, the same doctor who did his hernia surgery last year, will reportedly perform the upcoming operation on his groin.

So the all important question – should Vikings fans worry?

The short answer is no. The normal recovery time for this type of surgery is around four to six weeks. Barring any setbacks and complications from the operation, AP should be good as new well before the draft even gets here.

On the other side of things, it is a bit concerning that the star RB has undergone surgery three years in a row. Is it a sign that his body is starting to break down? Will there just be more surgeries to come? These are the questions that fans asking themselves. But given the nature of his last two operations (fairly minor), there shouldn’t be any real concern.

If we were talking about any other athlete, it could be a different story. But this is AP. He’s going to be just fine and back to his normal self in no time. However, there’s no denying that his prime is starting to wind down. Father time catches everybody, even the best running back in football.


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