Adrian Peterson is headed for groin surgery, although it appears it won't interfere with next season,

ESPN reported Wednesday night the Vikings' star running back met Wednesday with Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, where it was determined surgery is necessary and soon will be done.

The report did not say how long the recovery process would take. However, USA Today reported last week that Peterson would be meeting with Meyers and that a possible surgery would require two months of rehabilitation.

Peterson missed two of the final three games in 2013 because of the groin problem and a sprained foot. Last week, he dropped out of Sunday's Pro Bowl in Honolulu.

Meyers performed sports hernia surgery on Peterson after he ran for 2,097 yards in 2012, the second most in NFL history. During an injury-riddled 2013 season, he rushed for 1,266 yards.