Adrian Peterson will opt to have surgery on his groin, which has bothered him throughout the whole season. The injury hampered Peterson throughout the year, but it was worst in his last 4 games. He missed two games, against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Detroit Lions. the last of those game was played in the Metrodome. He was also limited in two others contests in-between. The groin injury really took a toll on his play towards the end of the season. He met with Dr. William Meyers on Wednesday, and Meyers confirmed that the surgery was necessary. Peterson is not expected to miss any off-season activities, but has dropped out of the Pro Bowl this coming weekend. Minnesota will only have one pro bowler present for the game; Cordarrelle Patterson. The NFL will miss one of the leagues most dynamic and popular players in the game with Peterson opting for surgery in the coming week.
This is not great news for the former MVP of the league. It will be his third year in a row that he has had surgery in the off-season. Two years ag0 it was the ACL Tear, last year the sports hernia, and this year he will go back to the same doctor to repair his groin. There has been no confirmed timetable on the rehabilitation process, but sources report that the injury could involve around two months of rehab after Adrian Peterson has the surgery.
The Minnesota Vikings will need their star player to be ready as soon as possible. Teams with new head coaches are allowed to start camp a month earlier than others, and they will need the face of the franchise to be ready to lead. Mike Zimmer will bring a new offense, and offensive scheme to Minnesota with the new hiring of offensive coordinator Norv Turner, and Turner’s son, Scott Turner. Norv Turner brings a new vertical attack scheme to the offense and a more complex variety of lineups that the Vikings will be sure to learn quickly, along with Adrian Peterson.
The famed Vikings star is pushing into the later stages of a running back’s career. The age of 30 is supposedly the steady decline year for most, after taking years of pounding. Peterson has vowed to pass those dreaded years and stride well into his 30’s, producing at a top-level as he has for the entirety of his illustrious career. After his breakout year last year he has boldly stated he will break the rushing record, and still feels that breaking the single season rushing record is still within his grasp. To achieve these lofty goals, he is going to need to find a way to stay out of the surgery room and continue to be healthy throughout the season. A new offensive scheme may benefit the star, taking the load off his shoulders which has been weighing him down since the days of Brett Favre. Needless to say, Adrian Peterson will take care of his surgery within a week, and work to make sure that everything falls into place for the bright future which he has already chosen to predict.
by Justin Huffman