The Most Devastating Injuries in Recent Sports History

Adrian Peterson

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Sport: Football
Year: 2011
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Peterson's remarkable recovery from this injury has overshadowed just how awful it was. On Christmas Eve 2011, a run between the tackles against the Redskins turned disastrous as safety DeJon Gomes hit Peterson low, tearing the running back's ACL and MCL. With such extensive injuries and a lengthy recovery period likely in front of him, many wondered if Peterson would ever return to the same level he was at before the injury. 2,097 rushing yards and an MVP award later, we think we have our answer.

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