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#28 RB

Adrian Peterson

Height:
6' 1"
Weight:
217 lbs
Age:
29
Born:
Mar 21, 1985
Birth Place:
Palestine,
Experience:
8 years
College:
Oklahoma
Att Yds Avg Lng TD
2013 Regular Season
279 1,266 4.5 78 11

Minnesota Vikings

Peterson is still working his way back from offseason groin surgery. He says he is eager to rejoin his Minnesota Vikings teammates for the team's offseason program once his body is ready.

Peterson played in 14 games last season and rushed for 1,266 yards and 10 touchdowns. But he injured his groin in November and Peterson says that contributed to a foot injury that slowed him toward the end of the season. The Vikings opened their offseason conditioning program under new coach Mike Zimmer on Monday. Peterson has not been present because he is still rehabbing in Texas.

Peterson had groin surgery Thursday and is expected to spend the next six weeks recovering. The Vikings said the operation went as planned, in Philadelphia by Dr. William Meyers.

Peterson rushed for 1,266 yards in 14 games, missing two in December due to a sprained right foot. The groin muscle had been bothering him for much of the season. This was Peterson's third, though least invasive, surgery in the last 25 months. He had anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament reconstruction in his left knee in December 2011. Then, after rushing for 2,097 yards and winning the NFL MVP award, Peterson had a procedure done in February 2013 to repair a sports hernia in his abdomen. Meyers performed that surgery, too.

The Minnesota Vikings have ruled out running back Adrian Peterson for their final game of the season.

Peterson sprained his right foot Dec. 8 at Baltimore and sat out the following week against Philadelphia. He played last Sunday at Cincinnati but was mostly ineffective. Peterson acknowledged afterward the injury affected his performance. He has also been bothered this year by a sore groin.

Peterson is back after missing one game with a foot injury.

Peterson was limited in practice during the week.

Peterson returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Friday and is expected to play in Sunday's game at Cincinnati as long as he doesn't have any setbacks with his sprained right foot.

Peterson, the league's second-leading rusher, is listed as questionable for Minnesota (4-9-1). He missed last week's game after spraining his foot a week earlier at Baltimore.

Adrian Peterson has been ruled out of Minnesota's game against Philadelphia because of a sprained right foot. With the Vikings out of playoff contention, they decided not to risk his health. Backup Toby Gerhart was also on the inactive list because of a hamstring injury.

That left Matt Asiata, who had three career regular-season carries coming into the game, as the featured back. Joe Banyard was signed to the active roster from the practice squad.

Peterson has shed the walking boot on his sprained right foot, but he's not ready for practice.

Coach Leslie Frazier says Peterson probably won't practice until Friday at the earliest. The Vikings host Philadelphia on Sunday, and Peterson's status is in question.

Peterson carried the ball 35 times for 211 yards in Sunday's win over Chicago.

It was a season high rushing total for Peterson, though he didn't reach the end zone.

Adrian Peterson has become the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing for his career.

Peterson passed the mark for Minnesota in the fourth quarter Sunday against Chicago in his 101st career game. Eric Dickerson got there in 91 games, and Jim Brown reached the milestone in 98 games.

Adrian Peterson returned to Minnesota Vikings' practice on Friday and is probable for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears.

Peterson, second in the league with 997 yards rushing, has been limited for three weeks with a groin injury and was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. But the reigning MVP will be "ready to roll" when Minnesota hosts Chicago and its 32nd-ranked run defense Sunday.

Data provided by STATS LLC.

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