GREEN BAY, Wis. Jerel Worthy first mentioned Adrian Peterson. That's the outcome the Green Bay Packers' second-year defensive lineman hopes to replicate in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Peterson's remarkable comeback from a torn ACL sidelined the Minnesota Vikings' running back for only eight months before returning to the field and becoming the NFL's Most Valuable Player.
Then, Worthy brought up Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls' point guard and former NBA league MVP who has yet to play in a game after tearing his ACL more than 13 months ago. That's the path Worthy wants to avoid.
"It really just depends on the person," Worthy told FOXSportsWisconsin.com. "'Don't go out there until you're comfortable.' That's basically the biggest advice that I got."
Worthy is at least a couple months away from finding out whether he'll reach the level of comfort that Peterson did in such a short amount of time. Worthy's injury happened in Week 17 last season and he didn'...