Adrian Peterson is a beast. Just look at the photo above where he’s rehabbing and trying to come back from his torn ACL from last season. He’s also one of the wild cards out there that make it very hard to pick games in the early part of the NFL season. Imagine all the research betters do as they look for more sports betting as the NFL kicks off, but research can’t tell you everything. We knew Peterson was a freak of nature, but we had no idea he could come back so quickly as he scored two touchdowns in week one.
Fantasy football owners were left guessing as well. Peterson fell pretty far in some drafts, yet he defied the odds and was back in week one. Every indication is that he had a brutal rehab and workout schedule to get him back on the field. Now he’s claiming that he’s back to 95% of his ability and that he’s the still the best running back in the NFL.
We’ll see of he can back that one up. He’s accomplished so much and he’s already impressed NFL experts and fans alike. The key now is to see how the knee holds up through a long NFL season. It’s a brutal sport and sometimes all of the work and preparation can amount to nothing if you get hit in the wrong spot.
But Peterson’s story should be an inspiration to other athletes and regular Joes who suffer an injury like a torn ACL. You can come back. The key is focusing and putting in the work with a good trainer.