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Adrian Peterson writes about neck injury

Posted by Darren Urban on December 9, 2017 – 1:21 pm

Adrian Peterson hasn’t spoken to the media since being hurt, but today he did post on Instagram about the injury, which indeed happened when he was dumped head-first into the ground against Jacksonville. Peterson gives no news about a timeline other than what Bruce Arians has been saying — he needs rest. But he does note “I could’ve easily broken my neck.”

Peterson will miss his second straight game Sunday. Kerwynn Williams will start in his place.


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3 Responses to “Adrian Peterson writes about neck injury”

  1. By Bria on Dec 9, 2017 | Reply

    Thank goodness we traded him to the saints.

    Skol

  2. By Eavon on Dec 10, 2017 | Reply

    Yeah Yeah Yeah…

  3. By clssylssy on Dec 10, 2017 | Reply

    What a shame for AP as well as the Cards, but he IS blessed that the injury wasn’t so much worse. With this kind of injury, I have to wonder if he won’t consider retirement. There comes a time when the mind is willing and the skills are still there but one has to look at the bigger picture and weigh heavily what the effect of a such a serious injury could have down the road for not only the player, but also for those we love. AP is still a young man and I’m sure wants to look forward to actively being a part of his children’s lives as they begin playing sports or whatever.
    I had a neck injury, after multiple other injuries and was told by a neurosurgeon that one more would likely cause me to end up a quadriplegic, I had a cervical laminectomy (same as Peyton Manning) that took me five years to recover from completely but it was worth it to be able to be active in sports once again and be a part of my grandkids lives. I only wish I had somebody earlier to give me the harsh realities/picture of what these injuries can lead to.
    Fans don’t realize the risks our players take on a weekly basis and often I hear people say, “They get paid VERY well for playing a game” when the fact is that no amount of money can buy good health.
    I know AP’s conract was written with incentives that he won’t get now but he should realize that the money and accolades are a small price and he was very lucky. My prayers are with Ryan Shazier and his family as well as with AP and all our players every time they step foot on a playing field, knowing that all sports are dangerous and these are the kinds of risks our players take to entertain us.
    Wishing Adrian a full recovery and am thankful for the contributions he gave to our team.

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