The story about Adrian Peterson is impossible to put into words, just because how unbelievable the story continues to grow week after week. Saying “superhuman” or “animal” do not even come close to touching this. To understand a better appreciation of what Peterson has done let’s talk about what an ACL is and what happens when it is torn and the surgery part plus extensive rehab are needed before an athlete can even consider about returning to football. ACL also known as the anterior cruciate ligament, is located in the center of the knee joint as one of its four main stabilizing ligaments. Just like the other ligaments the ACL is a band of tissue that connects two bones and serves to coordinate their motion also preventing certain abnormal movement’s.
The ACL connects the bottom, flat end of the femur (thigh bone) to the top, flat end of the tibia (shin bone). In which it runs, generally speaking, from the upper-outer to lower-inner corners of the joint. By connecting the femur and tibia, the ACL prevents movements such as, lower leg moving forward in relation to the thigh. Another movement it prevents is the lower leg from being twisted inwards toward the midline of the body. By not allowing these movements it helps a player do such things as balance, cut and change directions on the knee without difficulty.
Not having a strong functional ACL, would make a career for a NFL running back impossible. The