Eight months removed from a surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson embarked on an unlikely historical season, falling 9 yards shy of Eric Dickerson’s all-time rushing record.
Many were quick to make a comparison to Peterson when Washington Redsking quarterback Robert Griffin III tore the ACL and lateral collateral ligament in his right knee, which was surgically repaired earlier this month. But hold on, says Peterson. Not so fast.
“That’s not fair,” Peterson told NFL.com’s Jeff Darlington after the NFC’s first Pro Bowl practice of the week on Tuesday. “Everybody’s body heals differently. That’s something nobody is going to understand.”