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Adrian Peterson has sports hernia surgery

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson put up one of the best seasons by a running back in NFL history to run away with the MVP award.

Now imagine what he could do if he was actually fully healthy.

Peterson had surgery on Thursday to repair a sports hernia in his abdomen, an injury that bothered him for much of the last month of the season while he came up just 8 yards short of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record.

It was an incredible season nonetheless considering he had surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Feb 7, 2013 11:27PM Published Feb 7, 2013 11:25PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.