Vikings fullback Jerome Felton likely to miss rest of preseason after appendectomy
The operation on the Pro Bowler was a success and the timeline for Felton's recovery is estimated to be two weeks.
Felton was the lead blocker for NFL Most Valuable Player Adrian Peterson, who ran for 2,097 yards and 12 scores last season.
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Felton enjoyed a major breakthrough in his first season with the Vikings last season, using his toughness and tenacity as Adrian Peterson's lead blocker to earn a Pro Bowl invitation. Peterson rushed for 2,097 yards on his way to MVP honors and has said that Felton's efforts blocking in front of him may have been "worth 600-700 yards over the course of the season. Maybe more than that.