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Adrian Peterson hurt again?

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Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, an almost certain top-10 pick in the first round of Saturday's NFL draft, re-injured his collarbone in the Sooners' loss in the Fiesta Bowl on New Year's Day -- an injury that has not been previously disclosed except to NFL teams.

Peterson broke his collarbone on Oct. 14 against Iowa State and missed the rest of Oklahoma's regular season, returning for the first time in the bowl game against Boise State. Peterson made NFL teams aware of the re-injury at the NFL Scouting Combine in February.

But at least two teams that SI.com spoke to acknowledged that Peterson's health was a consideration in their draft analysis.

A high-level source on one team said the evaluation of his team's medical staff was that Peterson will require a surgical procedure, which would delay his availability at the start of training camp and perhaps longer. That team estimated Peterson would be sidelined after the procedure for "two or three months." That would likely mean Peterson would miss the entire offseason workouts of the team that drafted him and make him questionable for the early part of the preseason.

"Because of him re-injuring it in the bowl game, it's not as far along as it should be, it's not healed," said a team executive. "He lost three months with the re-injury. The question is, will it be healed enough to take a hit. Or will he hurt it again, the way [ex-Detroit receiver Charles Rogers] kept doing.

"It's not enough to take him off anyone's board, but it's a concern because of his straight-up running style. He has been a bit injury-prone and now you've got a situation where you're drafting damaged goods."

A source on a second team stressed that Peterson's re-injury was a "minor" consideration in the grand scheme of things.

"If we take, we take him because he's a good football player," the source said. "If it takes him time to heal, it takes him time. We're looking at his skills. But it's one of those things that everyone in the league knows about. He re-injured it in the Fiesta Bowl, but he kept playing."

Peterson told SI last week that he was "completely healthy," and that his collarbone injury had suffered no setbacks during the course of his rehabilitation. Peterson underwent a re-check from NFL medical personnel earlier this month at which time the status of his recovery was forwarded to NFL teams. That is a common step in the league's medical evaluation process for draft prospects with injury concerns discovered at the combine.

Peterson, the top-rated running back in the draft, is a candidate to go as high as No. 3 to Cleveland and is not expected, in any scenario, to last past No. 10 Houston.
Man, that does not bode well with this coming out only 3 days before the draft. Not only did he lose on a Statue Of Liberty play against the 'Magic Potato Farmers', but also got hurt in the process which may cost him even more draft stock than he had already lost with his past injury/durability concerns.
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Sounds like it wasn't fully healed when he got back into the game. Either way it could hurt him but based on where they are saying he will be picked it wont.
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Sounds like it wasn't fully healed when he got back into the game. Either way it could hurt him but based on where they are saying he will be picked it wont.
This is now the 4th significant injury he's had in only 3 years of college play and they weren't even 3 full years.

Year 1: Severely separated shoulder which required surgery

Year 2: Severely sprained ankle

Year 3: Broken collarbone x2, which will now require surgery

I've seen him anywhere from #3 to #10. Thats a pretty big gap in pay droping 7 spots. Ask Matt Leinart and his wallet.

I'm certain he'll heal up just fine, but he's going to have to change his upright running style because he will continue to get hurt if he continues to run like that in the NFL.

Earl Campbell is a prime example of a great college back who was an upright-style runner who had great success in the NFL, but for a short amount of time because of the toll it took on his body. He can't even hardly walk these days and primarily uses a wheel-chair.
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Earl Campbell is a prime example of a great college back who was an upright-style runner who had great success in the NFL, but for a short amount of time because of the toll it took on his body. He can't even hardly walk these days and primarily uses a wheel-chair.
He is compared to Eric Dickerson all the time, side by side stills & they look identical(minus the jerry curl).
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i wouldnt mind if he falls to the 16th pick

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He is compared to Eric Dickerson all the time, side by side stills & they look identical(minus the jerry curl).
He can look the part all he wants to, but if he can't play because he's hurt all the time, its pretty much moot at that point.

Whoever does draft him has to be concerned about this no matter what he says about it being a "non-issue." I'm sure he'll have a games played/injury clause in any contract he signs.

He's still a Top-10 pick, but he's definately lost a significant amount of stock back from when he was a Top-3 lock about a year ago.
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Man, that does not bode well with this coming out only 3 days before the draft. Not only did he lose on a Statue Of Liberty play against the 'Magic Potato Farmers', but also got hurt in the process which may cost him even more draft stock than he had already lost with his past injury/durability concerns.
It came out to us the public 3 days before the draft, big fuckin deal. The NFL teams knew about it since he TOLD them at the combine, not like he was keeping it a secret to the people that make the moves.
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It came out to us the public 3 days before the draft, big fuckin deal. The NFL teams knew about it since he TOLD them at the combine, not like he was keeping it a secret to the people that make the moves.
We may have only learned about it now, but that still doesn't mean it hasn't affected how teams look at him. I still think he's Top-10 worthy, but he could have easily been Top-3 worthy or #1 Overall worthy had he not gotten hurt so many times.
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