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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson fairytale season just gained a final plot twist.
The Minnesota Vikings have announced Peterson, the NFL's MVP after rushing for the second-highest, single-season total in league history, had surgery Thursday for a sports hernia. Peterson dealt with an abdominal injury during the final few weeks of a season in which he finished with 2,097 rushing yards in his comeback from major knee surgery.
Peterson's surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, the nation's foremost sports hernia repair surgeon.
"We expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns," the team said in a release Thursday, which is not a surprise because recovery time after this surgery is usually four to six weeks. The fact Peterson was able to play so well while dealing with the injury, however, just adds more nuance to an amazing season.
Peterson, who was coming back from tears to the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee, played every game in 2012 but was listed on the Week 15 injury report with an abdominal injury. Peterson played and ran for 212 yards in what amounted to a must-win game for the Vikings, who earned the final wild-card spot with a 10-6 record.
Peterson said he was dealing with a minor abdominal issue and played three more games, including a 199-yard rushing effort in the regular-season finale against Green Bay and a playoff game at Green Bay in which he ran for 99 yards.
Minnesota said the surgery was performed to repair his abdominal core muscle.
Peterson was ready for 16 games less than a year after knee surgery. Apparently a sports hernia an injury that sidelines most athletes rather quickly -- wasn't enough to even slow him in four games.
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Vikings RB Adrian Peterson underwent a surgical procedure today to repair a sports hernia. Team says “no long-term concerns.”
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