Adrian Peterson Q&ANovember 20, 2012
I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend and the best running back in the NFL, Adrian Peterson, recently for The Shadow League.
It took Edgerrin James two seasons to play like the Edgerrin James of old after his ACL injury. Last season, Rashard Mendenhall tore his ACL eight days after Adrian Peterson tore his ACL and MCL. Adrian Peterson was at full strength in training camp and has played in every game this season, Mendenhall wasn’t ready to play until Week 5 of this season. The fact that Peterson leads the NFL in rushing is unfathomable. Adrian Peterson is a rare breed of human, that is if he is an actual human.
TSL: You tore your ACL and MCL in the final game of the season last year. Many thought you wouldn’t play on time this season or even be full strength but you’re leading the league in rushing? How is this possible?
AD: Immediately after the injury happened, I had to get my mind right. I just took the injury for what it was. I had to tell myself what I was going to do. I knew it was going to be a long process, but I just kept my faith in God. Rehab was an uphill battle, but I just prayed and stayed faithful. You can’t just talk about it though, you have to be about it. I had to put in the work. When you put your faith in God you see how he blesses you.
Checkout the full interview here.