Denver Broncos linebacker, Von Miller tore his ACL last December. Running Back, Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings tore his ACL back in December of 2011. It’s Peterson’s incredible comeback including coming within nine yards of the NFL’s single-season rushing yard mark that particularly stick with Miller.

When asked if he thinks his expectation should be tempered regarding his own return, Miller, commented via NFL.com..

It hasn’t, Miller said Thursday, according to The Denver Post. I’m looking at the Adrian Peterson story every single day. It’s motivation for me. Not only Adrian Peterson but all those other guys you’ve never heard about coming off an ACL. I did a lot of research, a lot of reading into ACL surgery.

Miller’s recovery has been progressing well, and he has been participating in his individual drills thus far. A few weeks from now, Miller will be evaluated by Dr. James Andrews, who perfoemed his surgery.

The plan after the evaluation would be to have Miller cleared for limited contact so he can participate in training camp and be on track to play with his team in Week 1.

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