The Ten Most Disappointing Career-Altering Injuries

David RoyContributor IJuly 17, 2009

The 10 Most Disappointing Career-Altering Injuries

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    TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  Pitcher Francisco Liriano #47 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the New York Yankees during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on February 28, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric

Honorable Mention

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    26 Apr 1996: Grant Hill #33 of the Detroit Pistons dribbles the ball during a game against the Orlando Magic at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida. The Magic defeated the Pistons 112-92.   Mandatory Credit: Allsport  /Allsport

10. Tim Hardaway

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    1989:  Tim Hardaway #5 of the Golden State Warriors drives during an NBA game in the 1989-90 season. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of

9. Ron Gant

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    6 JUN 1993:  RON GANT OF THE ATLANTA BRAVES AT THE PLATE AGAINST THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS. Mandatory Credit: Simon P. Barnett/ALLSPORT

8. Antonio McDyess

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    17 Mar 1999:  Antonio McDyess #24 of the Denver Nuggets in the air going for a slam dunk during the game against the Houston Rockets at the McNichols Arena in Denver, Colorado. The Rockets defeated the Nuggets 114-103.   Mandatory Credit: Brian Bahr  /All

7. Francisco Liriano

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 31:  Starting pitcher Francisco Liriano #47 of the Minnesota Twins throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on May 31, 2006 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

6. Michael Owen

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    30 Jun 1998:  Michael Owen of England shrugs off Jose Chamot of Argentina on his way to goal during the World Cup second round match at the Stade Geoffroy Guichard in St Etienne, France. England lost 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw. \ Mandatory Credit:R

5. Frank Gore

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    25 Oct 2001:  Frank Gore of Miami races past the defense of West Virginia during the game at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The University Of Miami won 45-3. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Eliot Schechter/Allsport

4. Pavel Bure

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    13 Apr 1994:  Forward Pavel Bure of the Vanouver Canucks skates along the boards with the puck during the Canucks game versus the Anaheim Ducks at the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California. Mandatory Credit: Al Bello/Allsport

3. Penny Hardaway

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    18 MAY 1995:  ORLANDO POINT GUARD ANFERNEE HARDAWAY IS GUARDED BY CHICAGO GUARD MICHAEL JORDAN DURING THE MAGIC'S 108-102 VICTORY OVER THE BULLS IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE NBA PLAYOFFS AT THE UNITED CENTER IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan

2. Bo Jackson

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    LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 26:  Bo Jackson #34 of the Los Angeles Raiders tries to break a tackle New by England Patriots defensive end Roland James #38 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. The Raiders won 24-2

1. Ronaldo

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    1996:  Ronaldo of Barcelona during the Primera Liga match against San Lorenzo at the Nou Camp in Barcelona. \ Mandatory Credit: Shaun Botterill /Allsport
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