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MINNEAPOLIS -- For the third straight off-season, Adrian Peterson will be recovering from surgery. New Orleans Saints Pro Shop . The Minnesota Vikings said their star running back had an operation Thursday to repair his adductor muscle, which is part of the groin. The team said Peterson was expected to be fully recovered in about six weeks, giving him plenty of time to heal before off-season workouts get going. The procedure was performed by Dr. William Meyers at the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. Peterson rushed for 1,266 yards in 14 games, missing two in December due to a sprained right foot. The groin problem was lingering long before that, though, sapping him of some of his explosiveness. He acknowledged after a loss at Seattle Nov. 17 that the injury was bothering him "a lot." Peterson gained only 65 yards on 21 carries that afternoon, albeit against the leagues best defence. He still managed, two weeks later, to rush for 211 yards against Chicago, the fourth-highest total of his career. But then came the sprained foot in the snow Dec. 8 at Baltimore, and he played only once more, and not at full speed. He tallied 45 yards on 11 attempts at Cincinnati on Dec. 22 and said afterward he felt uncomfortable, a rare admission for one of the sports most confident and determined players. Keeping him off the field is always hard. "Thats just not my mentality, leaving these guys out to dry, just because, what the heck, my passion for the game," Peterson said last month. "I love the game too much to sit out just because. If Im out, youre going to know that he cant go." Peterson is 27th on the all-time rushing list, second only behind Steven Jackson among active players, and he has often stated his goal of someday passing Emmitt Smith for first place in history. Peterson will be 29 before the 2014 season starts, though, which means he is already in the later part of his prime. His punishing running style and the nature of playing such a taxing position will make it difficult, even for him, to keep the pace. This was Petersons third, though least invasive, surgery in the last 25 months. He had anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament reconstruction in his left knee in December 2011. Then, after rushing for 2,097 yards and winning the NFL MVP award, Peterson had a procedure done in February 2013 to repair a sports hernia in his abdomen. Meyers performed that surgery, too. Shy Tuttle Jersey .75 million contract for the 2014 season and avoided arbitration. The team announced the agreement on Tuesday. Stan Brock Jersey . -- Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep. https://www.saintsjerseyssale.com/1673f-wayne-martin-jersey-saints.html . Asdrubal Cabrera had four hits and three RBIs, Michael Brantley also homered and the Indians beat the injury-riddled Minnesota Twins 9-4 Thursday for their first three-game winning streak this season.ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings were back at practice for the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday despite being hampered by hamstring injuries. McFadden practiced for the first since getting hurt in the first half of a game against Washington on Sept. 29. Jennings was also back at practice after hurting his hamstring in the first half Sunday night against San Diego. Both players were limited, but it was a good sign that they could get back on the field so early in the week. "That was good," coach Dennis Allen said. "I thought both of them looked pretty good in practice today in the reps that they took and hopefully well be able to have both of those guys during the game." Getting the running game going this week against Kansas City (5-0) will be a priority for the Raiders (2-3). The Chiefs are 30th in the league allowing 5.3 yards per carry while ranking tops in sacks with 21. The Chiefs have the top third-down defence in the NFL, allowing just 23.5 per cent to be converted into first downs and have been particularly stingy in long yardage situations, allowing just 5 of 47 conversions on third and at least 6 yards. "Weve got to be able to stay ahead of the sticks," quarterback Terrelle Pryor said. "You start getting into third-and-long situations against these guys and its been tough sledding for a lot of teams this year, when you get in third-and-long situations. "So weve got to be able to stay on schedule offensively, stay ahead of the sticks, and when we do get to third down, weve got to be able to convert." The Raiders want to be careful with McFadden, considering he has missed 24 games in five-plus seasons with a variety of injuries. With a week off next week, Oakland could choose to rest McFadden to make sure this hamstring injury doesnt linger. McFadden had good success against the Chiefs last season, rushing for more than 100 yards in each meeting. McFadden has been inconsistent this season. More than half of his 215 yards rushing have come on four carries againstt lowly Jacksonville on Sept. Hokie Gajan Jersey. 15. On his other 49 attempts, McFadden is averaging 2.2 yards a carry. But the Raiders still want that big-play ability on the field. "If I have the sidekick D-Mac with me well be good to go," Pryor said. "Id love to have D-Mac playing with me. That would take a lot of load off of me and the guys will be guessing." Jennings played well in McFaddens place against the Redskins, rushing for 45 yards and catching eight passes for 71 yards. He had 10 carries for 41 yards last week against the Chargers before the injury. "We really cant wait to have us two as a one-two punch, both of us going," Jennings said. "It will be fun." The Raiders have been one of the leagues top rushing teams so far this season, ranking ninth with 130.8 yards per game and fourth with 4.7 yards per carry. They are also tied for the league lead with nine runs of at least 20 yards. Much of that success has been helped by the running of quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who leads the team with 229 yards rushing and is averaging 6.2 yards per carry. Pryors proficiency running the read-option game makes it difficult for defences to key on the running back, leading to holes for big gainers. "I think having Terrelle Pryor back there helps our running game because hes a guy that teams have to account for; whether hes got the ball in his hands or not, teams have to account for him," Allen said. "So, I thought that helped our run game." NOTES: RT Tony Pashos (groin) was back at practice after missing last weeks game, while C Stefen Wisniewski (knee) remains sidelined. ... The Raiders signed DT Daniel Muir, who has played 46 career games with the New York Jets, Indianapolis and Green Bay. ... Oakland also re-signed OL Jack Cornell to the practice squad two days after cutting him from the active roster. ... Safety Charles Woodson was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after tying the NFL record with his 13th career defensive TD on a fumble return and getting his 56th career INT. ' ' '

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