EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee.

Coach Leslie Frazier said the team was informed that Friday’s operation by Dr. James Andrews was “successful” and that Peterson was “resting comfortably.” In a statement distributed by the team, Frazier wished Peterson a “speedy recovery.”

Peterson tore the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in the knee during last Sunday’s game at Washington. He finished his fifth year in the NFL with 970 yards and 12 touchdowns rushing.

The Vikings have said they expect him to be ready in time for the start of the 2012 season.

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Comments (6)
  1. Alistair Penrose says:

    AP ROCKS! I hope his recovery goes smooth. He’s easily the best running back in the NFL period, too bad his amazing talent is squandered by such a lowly team.

    1. Charles from Pelican Rapids says:

      I agree with Alistair, with one revision…TOO BAD HIS AMAZING TALENT IS SQUANDERED IN A STATE LIKE MINNESOTA!

    2. Tim from "Shush Charles" says:

      We Minnesotans don’t have much to look forward to, besides our all too frequent drinking binges…We really need AP, he is our only great athlete in any sport!

      1. What Next? says:

        If you don’t like it, absolutely NO ONE says you have to stay here!

  2. The Sooth Sayer says:

    Totally agree with all…AP rocks, MN stinks, MN needs AP to stave off the crippling depression they rightly deserve for being so crumby!

  3. Norsk54 says:

    Best wishes AP. The game was on Saturday, wasn’t it??

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