Last month, we told you about the report that Vikings defensive end Jared Allen had been playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder all season. Though Allen hadn't missed a practice, the injury seemed to be affecting his play.
After the Vikings ended their season with a 24-10 wild-card loss to the Packers on Saturday, Allen confirmed he would have offseason surgery to clean up his shoulder following the Pro Bowl.
"I played the whole year," Allen said, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I'm going to enjoy the Pro Bowl. I figure I'll at least get some warm weather and a pseudo-free vacation."
A season after recording 22 sacks and just missing out on the NFL sack record, Allen still managed to nab 12 sacks in 2012 with an injured shoulder. He also made the fifth Pro Bowl of his career.
According to Allen, this is the first surgery that he'll undergo since he got his tonsils removed when he was 5 years old.
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