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Will the speedy return from a torn ACL by Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reshape how some in football view the injury?
Its worth considering.
Peterson had reconstructive surgery on Dec. 30 and could top 1,000 yards for the season this weekend, according to Dan Wiederer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Peterson has been getting more effective each week and has rushed for 625 yards and four touchdowns in the past five games, catching the attention of Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz.
I dont know that hes getting stronger every week, Schwartz said, according to the report. I think he was playing at high level right from the opener. When you watched him, it was hard to believe he was, at the time, eight months off of an ACL (injury). Ive never seen anybody come back that way. It usually takes about a year before (guys) are back to themselves. They can get out there and theyre not in danger of hurting themselves. But theres definitely a time factor to it. And he appears to have defied all those time frames for all the other mortal people.
Hes not just running the ball well. Hes making explosive runs. I think hes got 14 of them over 20 yards. Hes scoring touchdowns for them. He looks the same as hes ever looked. And if you just watched the game tape, youd never guess he was coming off an ACL in the last game of the season last year. Source: National Football Post Attached Thumbnails
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