In the sports world, injuries are an inevitability. Be it a nagging backache or a broken bone, people are going to get hurt. It's just a fact.
Yet, while some players recover on time or even ahead of schedule, some are not so lucky. If these injuries are suffered by players who were doing well up until getting hurt, the fans feel a unique type of great disappointment, almost living vicariously through said injured player in doing so.
In baseball, let's not forget that Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau still doesn't seem to have recovered from the concussion that prematurely ended his 2010 season. As a result, his team underachieved last year.
To give another example, arm injuries have kept Red Sox pitcher Daisuke "Dice-K" Matsuzaka (pictured) from returning to his 2008 form (18-3, 2.90 ERA). As of now, it's unclear when these players will be 100 percent again, if ever at all.
Thus, let's take a look at the baseball archives and look at 25 potentially great baseball careers that were snuffed out by injury.