Mauti relying on his experience in rehab
Michael Mauti is finding a silver lining in a trio of knee surgeries. The first of three seventh-round draft picks for the Vikings this year, Mauti entered that all-important weekend knowing that three surgeries to repair torn anterior cruciate ligaments in his knees (twice on the left, once on the right) would hurt his stock. Yet he is convinced that the experience of rehabilitating each knee once before has made him smarter about the process. "It's been smoother for sure," he said of the third time around. "You get a tough break. You've just got to bounce back. I know how to do that. This has been the smoothest just because I know what to do, when to do it, how to do it. I'm getting better each time, unfortunately." He also knows there might not be a better NFL team to take over his third rehab than the Vikings, who have had success stories with Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway...
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