Adrian Peterson considering groin surgery

Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings is considering undergoing offseason groin surgery.

Peterson plans to visit with a specialist next week to decide if surgery is needed. This is in addition to a foot injury.

The star running back has been dealing with the groin issue since mid-November and missed two of the Vikings’ final three games due to his injuries.

USA Today’s Tom Pelissero says one possibility is a minimally-invasive adductor release that would require about two months of rehab. Peterson’s status for training camp will be in question. Peterson should have no trouble being ready for Week 1.

The Vikings have a new offensive coordinator in Norv Turner but will continue to rely on one of its key playmakers.