The Absolute Worst Career Ending Injuries in Sports

Published on December 12, 2016
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Players often suffer from injuries sustained during games or even training but after some recovery time, they get right back on the horse and carry on. However, there are some injuries that they never recover from. These injuries force players to retire from their respective sport, which is no easy task. We took a look back and compiled the worst career ending injuries the world of sports has ever seen.

Eric LeGrand – Rutgers

Eric LeGrand didn’t play professionally, he never got the chance to. LeGrand is a former football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers. On October 16, 2010 during a game against the Army Black Knights, LeGrand collided with the ball carrier, Malcolm Brown, which left him motionless on the ground for several minutes before he was carried off, not being able to move his head. LeGrand suffered from a severe spinal cord injury, he tried to force a thumbs up to the crowd as he was being carried off but he was unable to do so. Doctors worked round the clock but it was determined that LeGrand was paralyzed from the neck down.

Eric Legrand Rutgers

Eric Legrand – Rutgers

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