It’s a no-brainer these days that Robert Griffin III will be the most talked about figure in sports when you wake up in the morning. Hearing an update on No. 10 has become as much of your daily preparations as brushing your teeth. Everyone is talking about him.
The world’s number one golfer is no different as Tiger Woods talked about Griffin III’s recovery from knee surgery-something he experienced at the height of his career in 2008.
Also, what position would Woods’ be if he strapped on a football helmet?
While golf and football are two games on completely different ends of the sports spectrum the two sports share a sense of peak physical ability to get to the top of the heap.
Woods knows though that football is the more impactful game of the two and recovering from a knee injury is a different task that coming back and playing golf after being injured.
Griffin III is juking 300-pound lineman on a weekly basis. For Woods though-when was the last time you saw someone not named Happy Gilmore hit someone on the links?
“Well it’s a difference in sports,” Woods said. “For me did I have to be explosive when I came back? Yes, but only to a certain extent. I can still hit the ball 30 yards shorter and still win golf tournaments. For him, losing half a step it’s a big deal. Nobody’s going to be hitting me out there on the golf course.”
The reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year isn’t the only star in the NFL over the last few years that has suffered a knee injury. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady have successfully recovered from similar fates in recent years—to the tune of NFL MVP afterwards.
“I think what Robert’s going through and we saw what Adrian went through and the year that he came back and had and even Tom Brady, I mean he blew out his ACL and those we’re lead leg injuries too,” Woods said. “Robert being a trail leg, hopefully he has the stability and power back and explosiveness so that he can push off and throw that ball.”
It has been well documented over the years that the 6-1 golfer is one of the strongest players in the PGA so when asked the question of what position he would play if he stepped onto a football field he gave the answer that most would.
“Water boy. I’d be quick though.”
Hey maybe we could use you as a water boy this year, Tiger. After all what does a golfer do in the winter months?
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