Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent
surgery to repair a sports hernia, and the 2012 NFL MVP described the injury
and the pain it caused this season to Josina Anderson of ESPN.
Peterson initially suffered the injury during a Week 10
matchup against the Detroit Lions. He then received a cortisone shot to dull
the pain prior to suiting up against the Green Bay Packers three weeks later,
and he characterized the pain as a 10 on a 1-to-10 scale during Minnesota’s
Week 16 contest against the Houston Texans.
Even after the injury, Peterson rushed for 1,068 yards in
his seven remaining games. Despite his amazing performances late in the season,
he told Anderson that the injury impacted his play. He wasn’t 100 percent, and
he said his performances would have been better without the injury.
The procedure carries with it a three- to four-week recovery
period, so Peterson is expected to be ready to go when offseason activities
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