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Adrian Peterson: Robert Griffin III will not heal like me

Adrian Peterson, who had Dr. Andrews reconstruct his knee like RGIII, said he doesn't expect Griffin's recovery to go as fast.

Patrick McDermott

Jeff Darlington of is in Hawaii for he Pro Bowl and asked Adrian Peterson about the comparison of his knee injury recovery to RGIII's.

Peterson: "That's not fair. Everybody's body heals differently. That's something nobody is going to understand."

Well, that's certainly true. Especially since this is RGIII's second ACL injury to the same knee and he endured a LCL injury. But that's not what AP will tell you. This is great:

"This is also a matter of genetics. Look at my dad. And my mom's side, my aunts and uncles, they're all ripped. At 50 years old, they've got six packs and eight packs. "My body just heals differently. I know it has a lot to do with rehabilitation and work ethic, but I really credit my genetics for my recovery as much as anything else."

I had the chance to shake AP's hand at a Super Bowl party in Miami a few years ago, and the rumors are true, his handshake does bring you down to both knees.

The image of AP's aunts and uncles all with 8-packs reminds me of that Seinfeld episode....MANDELBAUM!!


The funny part of Adrian Peterson's (lack of) logic is that he likely received the benefits of stem cell, which was documented with RGIII's surgery earlier this week.