|Peterson has 1898 rushing yards within a year of a torn ACL.|
Major league baseball pitchers now come back from having their elbows reconstructed with Tommy John Surgery all the time, the Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg being the most recent example. And just over a year ago the Vikings Adrian Peterson tore his ACL and MCL on December 24, 2011. He returned this fall without even missing a single game, and tomorrow he has an outside shot to break the NFL's single season all-time rushing record.
"Career ending" injuries hardly exist anymore. Stay in school kids.