History Main / CareerEndingInjury

24th Apr '17 1:09:41 AM Spindriver
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* It was strictly speaking a hobby rather than his career, but UsefulNotes/HenryVIII of England was very fond of the sport of jousting until a serious accident in the lists stopped him at the age of 44. This was very significant because he seemed likely to die for a while, the shock may have caused his then-pregnant wife to miscarry, and [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/the-jousting-accident-that-turned-henry-viii-into-a-tyrant-1670421.html modern historians theorize that he may have suffered brain damage]] turning him from a tough but sane and competent king into a [[RoyallyScrewedUp dangerous tyrant]].

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* It was strictly speaking a hobby rather than his career, but UsefulNotes/HenryVIII of England was very fond of the sport of jousting until a serious accident in the lists stopped him at the age of 44. This was very significant because he seemed likely to die for a while, the shock may have caused his then-pregnant wife to miscarry, and [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/the-jousting-accident-that-turned-henry-viii-into-a-tyrant-1670421.html modern historians theorize that he may have suffered brain damage]] turning that turned him from a tough but sane and competent king into a [[RoyallyScrewedUp dangerous tyrant]].
24th Apr '17 1:08:14 AM Spindriver
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* It was strictly speaking a hobby rather than his career, but UsefulNotes/HenryVIII of England was very fond of the sport of jousting until a serious accident in the lists stopped him at the age of 44. This was very significant because he seemed likely to die for a while, the shock may have caused his then-pregnant wife to miscarry, and [[http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/the-jousting-accident-that-turned-henry-viii-into-a-tyrant-1670421.html modern historians theorize that he may have suffered brain damage]] turning him from a tough but sane and competent king into a [[RoyallyScrewedUp dangerous tyrant]].
14th Apr '17 1:21:14 PM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica,'' [[ActionGirl Sayaka]]'s [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend]] [[DisabledLoveInterest Kyosuke]] is a violin prodigy, until a hand injury rendered him unable to play. His intense depression (up to an InterruptedSuicide in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaPortable the portable game]]) prompts Sayaka's [[DealWithTheDevil contract]] to heal him.
11th Apr '17 3:06:43 PM bt8257
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[[caption-width-right:248:Perhaps because other actors don't smash your knees up?]]

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[[caption-width-right:248:Perhaps [[caption-width-right:248:Probably because other actors don't smash your knees up?]]
4th Apr '17 3:51:58 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. 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.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]].
3rd Apr '17 6:37:11 PM kazokuhouou
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* Downplayed in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'': after multiple injuries 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. 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. 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]].
3rd Apr '17 6:33:13 PM kazokuhouou
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* Downplayed in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'': after multiple injuries 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. 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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24th Mar '17 9:25:27 PM Pichu-kun
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* Barbara Gordon was shot by the Joker and paralyzed in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. Her paralysis ended her career as Batgirl. She then renamed herself Oracle and began to create one of the world's most powerful and complex computer systems.
** This was eventually undone, but it lasted (in real life) from ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' in 1988 to her solo series in 2011, 23 years in the wheelchair. Quite a long time for a ResetButton, especially given [[StatusQuoIsGod most ongoing superhero comics]].

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* Barbara Gordon was shot by the Joker and paralyzed in ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke''. Her paralysis ended her career as Batgirl. She then renamed herself Oracle and began to create one of the world's most powerful and complex computer systems.
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systems. This was eventually undone, but it lasted (in real life) from ''ComicBook/TheKillingJoke'' in 1988 to her solo series in 2011, 23 years in the wheelchair. Quite a long time for a ResetButton, especially given [[StatusQuoIsGod most ongoing superhero comics]].


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* In the CrossoverShip FanVid ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn3Ctatwh78 Our Tapes]]'' Rio from ''Manga/{{KOn}}'' gets hit by a bus. The injury leaves her wheelchair bound. After seeing that she's been replaced in her band Mio breaks down and is DrivenToSuicide, however her boyfriend (Oreki from ''Literature/{{Hyouka}}'') saves her.
13th Mar '17 9:02:07 PM supernintendo128
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* Creator/DrakeBell injured his wrist in a way that he can never play guitar again.

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* Creator/DrakeBell injured his wrist in a way that he can supposedly could never play guitar again.again. [[SubvertedTrope It later turned out that he could still play.]]
13th Mar '17 4:52:15 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** In a manga case, a former basketball player was accidentally elbowed [[EyeScream in the eye]] by a teammate and, as a result, he cannot play any longer. [[spoiler: It ''wasn't'' an accident: a jealous teammate asked the culprit to do it so he could get in the titular line-up. When the injury definitely took the first player outta th sport, the culprit started blackmailing the jealous guy about it... and ended up ''dead'' for it.]]
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