Adrian Peterson Surgery - Running Back Might Be Even More Unstoppable Next Season

Adrian Peterson Surgery Means Running Back Might Be Even More Unstoppable Next Season

A new Adrian Peterson surgery could be great news for Vikings fans, and horrible news for every other NFL defense.

The record-breaking running back, who rushed for 2,097 yards in the 2012 season, has had surgery to repair a sports hernia in preparation for the coming season.

It now turns out Peterson had been carrying the hernia since the Vikings’ Week 11 game against the Lions. In other words, Adrian Peterson came within yards of beating the all-time single-season rushing record while enduring a hole in his abdominal muscle wall. It’s also worth noting, of course, that Peterson suffered a major ACL and MCL tear before the beginning of his landmark 2012 season.

The Vikings first listed Peterson on their injury report with an “abdomen” injury before their Week 15 game at the Rams, a match-up that saw Peterson rush 212 yards. Yet Peterson has since revealed he’s been carrying the injury much longer. In a phone interview with ESPN‘s Josina Anderson, the NFL MVP revealed he suffered the injury in Week 11, “but didn’t know the extent I was hurt then”:

“I just remember getting twisted up pretty bad in an awkward position. My jersey never moves like that. I don’t know if it was from a tackle or from me pulling away from someone. I just remember thinking when I saw my jersey like that, that I must’ve gotten twisted up pretty bad. That next day I felt very uncomfortable in my groin and abdominal area. I thought to myself I’ll just wait until I recover but I never did.”

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