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 Posted: Thu Feb 25th, 2021 08:19 am
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The "Boston Strangler" Andrew Toney. Ended up with foot issues and before MRI's were more prevalent like they are now, Toney had to retire due to stress fractures in his foot/feet. He was the reason on why the Boston Celtics went out and picked by Dennis Johnson to help guard Toney.

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Two hockey careers that were truncated, although not necessarily cut short, were Ken Dryden and Mario Lemieux.  Dryden retired while still in the back end of his prime.  He also skipped an entire season in the middle of his career to article at a law firm.  Ultimately he would play parts of 8 seasons and win 6 Stanley Cups.  
Lemieux, judging by how well he played when he ultimately returned, threw away three and a half highly productive seasons during his abortive first retirement.  



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KGB wrote:  Lemieux, judging by how well he played when he ultimately returned, threw away three and a half highly productive seasons during his abortive first retirement. 
Same with Michael Jordan.  If it hadn't been for that baseball retirement, Jordan easily would've joined the 35,000 point club that only Kareem, Malone, and Labron are part of.



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Papa Voo wrote: Who remembers that asinine event of flag football on the beach during Pro Bowl week when Robert Edwards, Patriots rookie running back star, blew out his knee?

Edwards was never the same after that. Came back like two years after injury and played for Miami and then was cut.The insane part?  He was playing CB on the beach and covering Charles Woodson - who was playing WR.  That was the first and last time that game was played.
On the subject of almost dying on the field due to catastrophic knee injury, there's Napoleon McCallum of the Raiders, who's knee injury was so severe he almost died from blood loss (an artery got torn).  It was on MNF, and was much more graphic than the Theismann injury (also I don't count Theismann as one of these because he was 37 and had played almost sixteen years by this point).



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Brandon Roy was a first team All American and PAC-10 player of the year at Washington as a senior. He was picked #6 overall by the Timberwolves in the 2006 NBA Draft and traded on draft night to the Trailblazers. Roy was NBA Rookie of the Year and First Team All Rookie in 2006-07. He then made three straight NBA All Star Games from 2007-08 through 2009-10. In the second season of that stretch he was All NBA Second Team and in the third season of that stretch was All NBA Third Team. He was one of the best and most promising shooting guards in the league.

However, Roy entered the NBA with big question marks about his knees and by his fifth season in 2010-11 he'd had major surgery on both of them. The condition of his knees was bad enough that ahead of the 2011-12 season, Brandon Roy announced his retirement. After another procedure that seemed to clear up the problems to an extent that would making playing tolerable, Roy signed with the Timberwolves for the 2012-13 season. However, his knee problems returned and he retired after appearing in only 5 games that season. Brandon Roy was 28 when he played his last NBA game.

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I wasn't watching football early enough to talk about Gale Sayers in reverent terms.  The next generation equivalent for me was Terrell Davis.  Kind of a parallel in terms of career length and output of stats for his team.

In 1995 early buzz among card collectors was for top pick Ki-Jana Carter... for about 3 months and as many preseason games.
Curtis Enis, if you want to stay with Bears running backs who fizzled.

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Steve Blass. Went from a World Series hero one year to forgetting how to throw a strike the next. Much worse than Rick Ankiel because Blass had established himself as one of the top end pitchers in the NL at the time.



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Mark Prior threw his arm out in a couple years (thanks Dusty Baker).



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Might have been an HOF'er but at age 30 is a free agent that nobody wants. 
He last played in 2019. I drafted him last year in the fantasy league I'm in but 
he didn't play in the majors. I didn't protect him this year & so far, he is still avl in
our league.
Sexual assault allegations are the main reasons baseball GM's say he is not worth the trouble.



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Benlen wrote: Marcus Dupree


22 years in wrestling has to count for something.

https://www.wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=18616&bild=0&details=11

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One Fan Gang wrote: Benlen wrote: Marcus Dupree


22 years in wrestling has to count for something.

https://www.wrestlingdata.com/index.php?befehl=bios&wrestler=18616&bild=0&details=11
LOL. Didnt mean THAT career.



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