10/23/13 3:30 pm EST
In some circles, that notion still holds true, namely with Adrian Peterson. The Minnesota Vikings star running back tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee on Christmas Eve, 2011. He wound up starting Week 1 of the 2012 season just nine months later, rushed for 2,097 yards and was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player.
It’s important to note how Peterson went about his injury recovery because Chicago Bulls star point guard Derrick Rose went about it very differently and now, despite Brett Brown’s backpedaling yesterday, it appears 76ers rookie Nerlens Noel is about to follow that same route.