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Adrian Peterson Has Successful Knee Surgery

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The Minnesota Vikings released a statement yesterday regarding Adrian Peterson's knee surgery, which took place in Alabama on Friday morning.

"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."

That's obviously great news for everybody outside of Green Bay and New Orleans.

To be honest, however, I'm not sure what qualifies as "unsuccessful" surgery, or if there would even be an announcement if such a thing were to occur. I can't imagine Leslie Frazier walking up to the podium for a press conference and saying, "Well, as you know, Adrian had knee surgery this afternoon and. . .well, I'm not usually one to criticize, but man, did they ever screw that up. I mean, seriously, the only way it could be any worse is if the x-rays reveal a Junior Mint where his kneecap used to be."

But yes, he apparently did have successful surgery, and I'm sure that rehab will be starting in earnest here in the very near future.