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Adrian Peterson Injury: Vikings Running Back Undergoes Successful Surgery

The Adrian Peterson injury saga has come to an end as the Minnesota Vikings announced on Friday that their All-Pro running back underwent successful knee surgery with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Peterson was riddled with an ankle injury prior to his season ending against the Washington Redskins.

Head coach Leslie Frazier delivered positive news regarding Peterson's surgery -- or at least as positive as one can expect considering it was knee surgery -- on the team's website Friday afternoon.

"We've received word that Adrian underwent successful knee surgery with Dr. James Andrews and is now resting comfortably. Adrian is in our thoughts, we wish him a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him when he returns to Minnesota."

With Peterson out, possibly until early next season, second-year pro Toby Gerhardt is expected to get the majority of the carries during the Vikings final game of the season this weekend.

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