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Vikings RB Peterson undergoes groin surgery

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent groin surgery Thursday.

Peterson met with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia and learned that he would require offseason surgery for a third consecutive year. Peterson had ACL reconstruction in 2012 after tearing knee ligaments on Dec. 24, 2011. He had sports hernia surgery in 2013, which was also performed by Meyers.

"Adrian Peterson had surgery with Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia," the Vikings announced in a statement. "Dr. Meyers was able to successfully repair Adrian's adductor muscle while also doing a compartmental release. Adrian is expected to make a full recovery in approximately six weeks."

Peterson, 28, was bothered by inflammation in his groin since a Nov. 17 loss to the Seahawks. Peterson missed two games last season because of groin and foot injuries, but he still rushed for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2013.

The adductor "release" is considered a minor procedure, tightening the inflammed tendon.

Peterson is scheduled to make $12 million in 2014 on the $100 million contract he signed in 2011.

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