Adrian Peterson (sports hernia surgery) says he first suffered the injury in Week 10, and "questioned whether (he'd) be able to continue" by Week 16.
"Each week it just got worse and worse and worse," Peterson said. "The pain was a 10 on a scale of 10 (by Week 16)." The admission makes Peterson's historic 2012 that much more revelatory, as he averaged 163 rushing yards per game after first getting hurt. The Texans game makes sense as a low point, however, as Peterson could manage only 86 yards on 25 carries, and came out late. Peterson expects to resume working out in 3-4 weeks. As NFL.com's Albert Breer opined on Twitter, Peterson is proving to be the real-life Bill Brasky.