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
"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
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.
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