Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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)
When it was discovered that Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sustained an injury similar to the one Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson endured prior to his monster 2012 campaign, the comparisons started pouring in. However, Peterson told reporters, including Andy Fenelon of NFL.com, that it’s not fair to compare the injuries of the two players. "That's not fair," Peterson told NFL.com's Jeff Darlington after the NFC's first Pro Bowl practice of the week Wednesday. "Everybody's body heals differently. That's something nobody is going to understand." Peterson continued on to say that his body “just heals differently,” as he credited his genetics and not just his work ethic and intense rehab for his strong performance in 2012. Griffin is also dealing with his second ACL surgery on his right knee, and his third such procedure overall. Still, Dr. James Andrews, the surgeon who performed Griffin’s procedure, said he expects the Redskins’ quarterback to be ready for the start of next season. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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  • As Adrian Peterson stated, "all bodies heal differently". Plus, Griffin3 has had more surgeries on that area than Peterson, and it definitely heals differentl than the first time around.
    mental attitude, and rehabin will go a long way in getting the knee back into sound shape. But this is not helped when coaches, don't use their judgement and not the players about keeping him on the field. Griffin3 was hurt back in the first quarter, he continued. By the Second quarter he was throwing inaccurately and should have been taken out period! Cousins is better than average and even a top grade quarterback and we could have won the game against Seattle if he was put in the second half. To risk your franchise quarterback like he was risked is most crimianl neglect. Griffin had nothing to prove and should have given cousins the opportunity to win that game.
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