Why Adrian Peterson Will Succeed Where Daunte Culpepper Failed

May 30, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Adrian Peterson went down back on December 24th, I had a bad feeling we might not see him in cleats again. It was the type of injury which looked eerily similar to Joe Theismann's.
Luckily, it looked worse than it was, though only by a hair. Peterson tore his Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligaments but had surgery and started rehabbing. By all accounts he is doing well.
The injury reminded us of another Viking who had massive knee damage but failed to return and finish out his career on his own terms: Daunte Culpepper.
Here's the catch though, Peterson is going to succeed where Culpepper failed.
Sound confident don't I? I am.
Here's why.
As bad as Peterson's injury was, Culpepper's was worse. Not only did he tear the ACL and MCL, but also the Posterior Cruciate Ligament or PCL. That's three of the four major ligaments in the knee.
As bad as Peterson's injury was–and make no mistake, it was and is bad–Culpepp...

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