History Main / CareerEndingInjury

15th Jun '18 3:30:08 PM TravisTouchdown
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* In one of the most infamous cases of UnnecessaryRoughness in NHL history, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore's career was just short in 2004, when he was sucker-punched from behind by Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi during a game, breaking three vertebrae in his neck (though, fortunately, not causing him to be paralyzed), suffering a serious concussion, and suffering several other injuries in the resulting brawl. Despite attempts to stage a comeback the following year, he continued to suffer concussion-like symptoms and would never be medically cleared to play again.

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* In one of the most infamous cases of UnnecessaryRoughness in NHL history, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore's career was just cut short in 2004, when he was sucker-punched from behind by Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi during a game, breaking three vertebrae in his neck (though, fortunately, not causing him to be paralyzed), suffering a serious concussion, and suffering several other injuries in the resulting brawl. Despite attempts to stage a comeback the following year, he continued to suffer concussion-like symptoms and would never be medically cleared to play again.
15th Jun '18 3:29:06 PM TravisTouchdown
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* In one of the most infamous cases of UnnecessaryRoughness in NHL history, Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore's career was just short in 2004, when he was sucker-punched from behind by Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi during a game, breaking three vertebrae in his neck (though, fortunately, not causing him to be paralyzed), suffering a serious concussion, and suffering several other injuries in the resulting brawl. Despite attempts to stage a comeback the following year, he continued to suffer concussion-like symptoms and would never be medically cleared to play again.
4th Jun '18 12:08:52 AM Sapphirea2
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* Creator/DudleyMoore's final years saw him slowly succumb to progressive supranuclear palsy, which ended his dual careers as an actor and pianist -- he lost a role in ''Film/TheMirrorHasTwoFaces'' due to losing the ability to remember lines (as this happened before the fatal diagnosis, he was regarded as merely unprofessional at best), and the illness slowly robbed him of the dexterity he needed to play piano.
31st May '18 10:21:41 PM Madison14
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* In ''Series/MiamiVice'', Crockett played football in college, but had to stop after fracturing his knee.
21st May '18 6:35:56 AM Pichu-kun
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* Though he didn't make a career out of it, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' used to love being active and hiking. However, an accident left him unable to use one of his legs. There's no physical problem with it. Erik's post-traumatic stress causes psychosomatic numbness and pain in his leg. He [[NewTransferStudent transferred]] to a boarding school for teens with menta illnesses in order to improve his mental health.

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* Though he didn't make a career out of it, the protagonist of ''VisualNovel/MissingStars'' used to love being active and hiking. However, an accident left him unable to use one of his legs. There's no physical problem with it. Erik's post-traumatic stress causes psychosomatic numbness and pain in his leg. He [[NewTransferStudent transferred]] to a boarding school for teens with menta mental illnesses in order to improve his mental health.
21st May '18 6:32:39 AM Pichu-kun
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* An arc in ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' revolves around Sherlock attempting to avert this. After being diagnosed with [[spoiler:Post-concussion Syndrome]], his health starts taking a turn for the worse. He worries that he'll lose his ability to be a detective, which would subsequently leave hin losing his reason for sobriety. The rest of the arc deals with his health issues and his attempts to avoid his illness becoming this trope.
15th May '18 10:52:44 AM darkemyst
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* In ''[[ComicBook/RobinSeries Robin]]'' Johnny Warren flips out yelling that he's ruined and can't continue his work anymore when his refusal to listen to Robin's warning about what he just did to Johnny's gun causes him to blow his own hand up. Since his work is torturing and killing people Robin's not too upset, and unfortunately Johnny doesn't stay out of work for long since he gains superpowers soon after.
29th Apr '18 4:33:51 PM kazokuhouou
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* Downplayed in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'': after multiple injuries to it over the years, the ligaments of Dave's left knee completely snapped during his final college game (while scoring the championship winning point, no less). While he was still able to play basketball, that knee injury basically killed any chance he had of playing in the NBA, thanks to the demanding schedule being too strenuous on his knee. He eventually made a career playing for an Italian basketball team [[spoiler: and winning gold in the 2016 Summer Olympics on Team USA's men's basketball team]].

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* Downplayed in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'': after multiple injuries to it over the years, the ligaments of Dave's left knee completely snapped during his final college game (while scoring the championship winning point, no less). While he was still able to play basketball, that knee injury basically killed any chance he had of playing in the NBA, thanks to the demanding schedule being too strenuous on his knee. He eventually made a career playing for an Italian basketball team (with a much less demanding schedule), leading them to several championships [[spoiler: and winning gold in the 2016 Summer Olympics on Team USA's men's basketball team]].
24th Apr '18 6:50:19 AM kyojikasshu
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* One of the possible responses from the mess officer on board the Brotherhood of Steel airship ''Prydwen'' in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is that he used to be a field scribe, until a Deathclaw broke his femur. Averted with Proctor Ingram, who lost her legs, but continues to serve as chief engineer with the assistance of a modified power armor frame.
16th Apr '18 4:26:28 PM zarpaulus
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* In Disney's ''WesternAnimation/{{Hercules}}'' animated series Achilles survived that arrow to the heel but became a washed-up has-been hero afterwards.
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