Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice can relate to what Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is going through since he suffered a torn ACL back in week one of the 1997 football season. He rushed back and played again in week 16 of the same season. Rice ended up suffering a cracked knee cap during that game and believes it ended up hurting him more in the long run. He also believes the cracked knee cap was caused by him rushing back to soon.
“I cracked my patella,” Rice said on NFL Live, via ProFootballTalk.com. “I feel that I rushed myself back to the football field. And I think that with Adrian Peterson, he’s doing the same thing. Because we are accustomed to being out there with the guys, sweating with the guys, fighting on the football field. And if you’re not able to do that you just don’t feel connected. And that’s the reason why I rushed back. I hope he doesn’t do the same thing.”
“I thought I was invincible,” Rice said. “I felt I did all the work and it was time for me to get back on that football field. But if I had to do it all over again, I would take more time to heal up, then come back.”
Not only does it seem like Peterson is rushing back, he’s crazy for running without a knee brace.