How glamorous would it be to retire in your 40s? 30s? 20s even? What a luxury, what a life!
Yet for athletes, work is literally play, and the idea of an early retirement is a source of dread.
But being a professional athlete is gambling with your health; think of all those bats swinging, those projectiles flying, all that sliding, tackling, hitting and leaping.
Muscles are pulled. Tendons are torn. Bones are broken. Careers are ended. Dreams shattered.
It can happen to the old, to the young, to the rookies and to the veterans, to anybody who still has some game in him.
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