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Adrian Peterson optimistic after offseason surgery.

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According to a Minnesota Vikings team spokesman, Adrian Peterson had an operation earlier this week. The procedure was to repair his adductor (groin) muscle, after struggling with the injury through portions of a tough 2013 season. The team said Peterson is expected to make a full recovery in approximately six weeks.

AP rushed for 1,266 yards in 2013, and currently ranks No. 27 on the NFL all-time rushing yards list. The Vikings currently own contract rights to Peterson through 2017, and thus far there has been no indication by either party of an intention to relocate the future hall-of-famer.

Peterson spoke about the operation and recovery process during a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports on Monday.

"Actually feeling pretty good considering I just had surgery…I like to try to keep the body tuned up. That's the hardest thing as I'm sitting here, is to really drop off and not do nothing for a long period of time, and then just try to jump back into it."

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