Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is poised to undergo groin surgery later today, according to ESPN reporter Josina Anderson.
The 28-year-old missed two of the Vikings last four games of the season and was subsequently dropped out of the Pro Bowl. He was reportedly considering minimally invasive groin surgery - and, if Anderson's report is accurate, he will have that operation today.
It was decided that Peterson required surgery after a meeting with the same doctor who carried out an op on his sports hernia injury last offseason in Philadelphia.
The 2012 NFL MVP, who finished the 2013 campaign with 1266 yards and 10 touchdowns, is expected to be sidelined for around two months.
Peterson is one of the most popular players in the NFL. Earlier this week he was voted the player most people would like to see in the Super Bowl that hasn't yet appeared in the showpiece fixture.
"That's pretty cool," Peterson told ESPN. "It feels good. I guess guys are able to see the passion that I play with, the desire I play with, and they respect it enough to make that type of statement.
"It says a lot, and it means a lot."