Adrian Peterson returned from major knee surgery in less than a year, so sports hernia surgery should be no problem for the NFL's MVP, right?
Exactly, according to Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. Spielman told reporters Thursday at the Scouting Combine that Peterson is expected to be ready when Minnesota starts its offseason program later this offseason.
"He'll be ready," Spielman said, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "He's pretty good right now. You think Adrian wouldn't be good yet?"
Peterson was named the league's MVP after a season in which he ran for 2,097 yards, the second-highest single-season total in league history less than a year removed from anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament surgery in December 2011. Peterson had sports hernia surgery earlier this month after he was bothered by abdominal pain late in the season.
Spielman told reporters that center John Sullivan, who had microfracture knee surgery, and defensive end Jared Allen, wh...