Originally written on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 6/24/13

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings runs the ball against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Adrian Peterson's return from a devastating knee injury in 2011 was unconventional, to say the least. So it's only fitting that his rehab included a tool as unconventional as one could imagine -- video games. In a recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Vikings' superstar running back explained how he used the Nintendo Wii to rehab his torn ACL and MCL ligaments. “I was able to do different ski games maybe like a month after the surgery to help kind of stabilize the knee and put that pressure on there and try to rebuild those muscles and get more power and strength in those muscles around the knee,” Peterson said, via Profootballtalk.com. Peterson defied modern medicine with his well-documented rehab, quickly returning to tip-top shape and nearly breaking the NFL's single-season rushing record. It seems the Wii is at least partially to thank for the process. Take note, Sony and Microsoft bigwigs.
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