Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson underwent surgery for a sports hernia on Thursday morning, that less than a week after he was named the National Football League's (NFL) Most Valuable Player following the 2012 season.
“Adrian Peterson had a surgical procedure done today by Dr. William Meyers, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania," the team said in a statement. "Dr. Meyers was able to successfully repair Adrian’s abdominal core muscle injury (sports hernia). We expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns.”
The surgery comes after a year in which Peterson led the NFL with 2,097 rushing yards and came just nine yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson's all-time single-season rushing record.
Peterson spent last offseason recovering from knee surgery after tearing both his anterior crucitate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee during Week 16 in the 2011 season.