Adrian Peterson experienced what he described as a “powerful encounter” Sunday at the Ryder Cup.
The Vikings injured running back met Michael Jordan during the final day at Hazeltine National and posted a photo on Instagram of the two stars together.
Peterson wrote “I was blessed with the opportunity to look into the sparkling eyes of Greatness! I could easily feel the killer instinct, confidence & triumph/victory. Powerful encounter at a pivotal period in my life! I needed to absorb that energy. God perfect timing! Thanks GOAT.”
Peterson tore his meniscus in the Vikings home opener against Green Bay and had surgery Sept. 22 to repair the damage. He is expected to miss most of the season, but could return in December.
Peterson tore his ACL and MCL in 2011 and went onto win the NFL MVP in 2012.
Last season, Peterson compared himself to Jordan in a conference call with Kansas City media. In response to the debate of which running back is the LeBron James of the NFL, Peterson said “I’ll say I’m the Michael Jordan.
“There’s always a debate, would LeBron be better than Michael? So I’ll say I’m the Michael Jordan of football.”
Now Peterson hopes to use some of Jordan’s energy to help him throughout the rehab process and return to the field again this season.
Jordan, the Hall of Fame basketball star, is a big golf fan and was one of many celebrities at Hazeltine National this weekend for the U.S. team's victory.