Originally posted on Total Sports Blog  |  Last updated 5/9/13
Guest Post By Alex Boris (@Bman86) Throughout this over the top suffocating coverage of Derrick Rose and his repaired ACL, comparisons have been made from Adrian Peterson to Greg Oden, to Bernard King, to Rob Gronkowski (yes seriously, because he came back too soon they’re saying!).  The immediate defenders of Rose are quick to recall how Chris Paul never was the same again (meniscus tear), and how Grant Hill may have been the closest known phenom to Michael Jordan had he not pushed his injured ankle in the playoffs in 2000 (requiring four subsequent surgeries).  Now I am not a doctor, and neither are these media junkies that are calling for Derrick’s head or conversely leaping on the proverbial criticism like a soldier would a grenade; but I know you can’t compare different injuries, and different sports, in different eras to this specific situation. Many influential sports journalists were quick to point to Bernard King, suffering a similar injury that occurred twenty-eight year...
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