Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to have groin surgery

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has opted to have surgery on his groin in the near future, a source told ESPN's Josina Anderson.

    Peterson met with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia Wednesday and it was determined that surgery was necessary.

    Meyers performed Peterson's sports hernia surgery last offseason.

    Peterson was plagued by the groin injury for much of the second half, missing two of the Vikings' final four games and seeing limited action in the other two. It seemed to rob him of his breakaway speed, and he carried just 18 times for 58 yards in the Vikings' last four games, as he lost his grip on his second consecutive rushing title.

    But Peterson still managed to carry the Vikings' offense while playing with the injury, recording a combined 67 carries in back-to-back overtime games against Green Bay and Chicago in November and December.

    Source: ESPN