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Vikings' Peterson has surgery for sports hernia

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Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson had surgery Thursday to on a sports hernia, the team announced.

Peterson, the 2012 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player, finished the season with 2,097 rushing yards, the second most in NFL history behind Eric Dickerson.

"Dr. William Meyers was able to successfully repair Adrian's abdominal core muscle injury (sports hernia)," the team said in a statement. "We expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns."

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