How can a basketball player only scoring four points be legendary? Or a quarterback losing a game after throwing two interceptions and no touchdowns?
By overcoming an injury to accomplish the feat, that's how.
On this list, we remember the players that overcame injuries and ailments to return and play heroically for their team. Some overcame an injury in a game and fought through the pain to finish the contest. Others battled injuries that should have kept them on the bench or threatened their careers.
One way or another, the following athletes inspired us all with their determination and willpower.