Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson suffered an ACL injury then came back to have one of the best NFL seasons by a running back ever, he eclipsed the 2,000 yard mile stone. So when Robert Griffin III suffered an ACL injury it only made sense that he would reach out to Peterson.
And while Robert Griffin has tried to avoid promising a return date, his endorsements and Adrian Peterson have chimed in.
“RG3′s confidence level is where mine was at and I think he’ll be back Week 1 and each week, he’ll get stronger,” Peterson told USA Today’s Jim Corbett. “I have a lot of confidence in the young guy.
“I’ve been with him a couple of times, and judging by how he approached his rookie year, if he continues taking that same strong mind-set and applies it to his rehab, he’ll do better this season than last. I’m pulling for him.”
And RG3 isn’t the only NFL star to reach out to Peterson after ACL injuries. Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing and former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis are amongst those who reached out.
“I’m cool with that role,” Peterson said. “It makes me feel good knowing I set the bar high.”
“It feels good when guys reach out to be inspired — and you have shown people an example of how you can come back and be better than you were before when adversity strikes; and when the world predicts the opposite, you show them you not only can be successful but be great.”