Peterson's surgery is a success

All-Pro Adrian Peterson is resting comfortably after knee surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said in a statement. Peterson was closing in on his fifth-straight 1,000 yard rushing season before the injury.
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All-Pro Adrian Peterson is resting comfortably after knee surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said in a statement. Peterson was closing in on his fifth-straight 1,000 yard rushing season before the injury.

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