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ADRIAN PETERSON One of the few who returned
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One of the few who returned to form in his first year back, Peterson tore his ACL on Christmas Eve in 2011 and was named the NFL's MVP in 2012 after rushing for 2,097 yards, nine shy of the single-season record. |(Credit: AP)

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Successful returns from ACL surgery

There have been many cases of players across multiple sports who have returned from an ACL reconstruction and resumed their career seemingly uninterrupted. Here's a look at some of the more prominent cases who've already recovered or who seem to be on their way to a quick recovery.