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Vikings' Adrian Peterson will visit groin specialist


Adrian Peterson should find out soon how tough his offseason rehab will be this year.

Peterson will visit a specialist Sunday in Philadelphia about his injured groin and decide if surgery is needed, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports per a source informed of Peterson's condition. USA Today first reported the news

Peterson will visit Dr. William Meyers, who performed sports hernia surgery on the running back last offseason, Rapoport added. If Peterson does need surgery, it should not affect his availability for the start of the 2014 regular season.

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The Minnesota Vikings running back missed two of the final three games of the season with groin and foot injures. All Day carried the ball just 18 times in the final four weeks of the season. He finished with 1,266 yards in 14 games in 2013.

The groin was an issue since he was injured in a mid-November loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

According to USA Today, one option to relieve the groin pain is an abductor release -- a minimally invasive procedure that involves cutting an irritated tendon. That procedure would require about a two-month rehab process.

Last offseason, following his 2,097-yard year, Peterson underwent sports hernia surgery. The prior offseason he spent rehabbing from a torn ACL.

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