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Adrian Peterson Has Groin Surgery; Recovery Should Take 6-8 Weeks
The Vikings have announced that running back Adrian Peterson needed groin surgery -- and that the procedure has taken place.

Peterson had surgery Thursday with Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia.

According to the team: "Dr. Meyers was able to successfully repair Adrian’s adductor muscle while also doing a compartmental release.

"Adrian is expected to make a full recovery in approximately 6 weeks. ..."

Peterson, 28, missed two of the Vikings' last three games because of the groin as well as a foot injury and dropped out of the Pro Bowl earlier this month.

The groin was an issue since at least mid-November, most notably hobbling Peterson in a Nov. 17 loss at Seattle. He finished the season with 1,266 rushing yards in 14 games, one year after winning the MVP and rushing for 2,097. The groin was also a problem late last year -- although it didn't seem to slow Peterson as much then.

Worth noting, Meyers also performed Peterson's sports hernia surgery after last season.

As USA Today's Tom Pelissero initially reported, the adductor release, which is minimally invasive, cuts an irritated tendon and would require about two months of rehabilitation. So whether it's six or eight weeks, the fact the procedure has been done is great news for Peterson, the Vikings and fantasy owners hoping to get another solid season out of Peterson.

I'll obviously be watching for more on Peterson's recovery and rehab so stay tuned.