Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) talks on the sidelines during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Normally when your most important player undergoes offseason surgery, especially to a part of the body located below the waist, it is cause for concern. But this is not the case with Adrian Peterson and his groin surgery, at least according to the Vikings.
The team released a statement Thursday after Peterson’s morning procedure:
Adrian Peterson had surgery today with Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia, PA. 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 6 weeks.
How nice of the team to rush out a statement literally hours after the surgery. They know how much we worry about Adrian. They wanted to reassure us quickly, so our day would not be ruined.
It sounds like everything went well with Adrian and he will be back to full strength in six weeks. Great.
If they think that will stop us from worrying, they’re nuts.
We saw how badly the groin problem diminished Adrian late in the season. He no longer had any burst. He couldn’t get around the edge. He probably should have been entirely shut down.
They say this surgery will take care of the problem and Adrian will be 100% when the season starts. But how do we know?
Adrian has super-human recuperative ability. Nothing can destroy him. He is Superman and there is no such thing as kryptonite.
We know all those things. But we still feel like this: