Jared Allen to have shoulder surgery

Updated: January 8, 2013, 10:12 AM ET
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Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen said he'll wait until after the Pro Bowl to have surgery on his left shoulder to repair a torn labrum he's had for months.

"I've played with it all year. I'm going to at least enjoy the benefits of it, right?" Allen said Monday, joking that he aims to follow Adrian Peterson's rehab success: "Maybe I can get 2,000 sacks."

Peterson rushed for a league-best 2,097 yards after reconstructive surgery on his left ...

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