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    Significant injuries in Boston sports history

    Two major historically significant injuries were Russel's broken leg in the playoffs; winning that series would have let them win TEN championships in a row instead of only eight and Ted's hit by a pitch in a pre world series exhibition game that probably broke his wrist (of course he played anyway). He only had a few hits in a seven game loss in his only world series - with a healthy Ted Williams the Sox would have ended the long drought in the 40's. Ted's various other injuries, broken collar bone, pinched nerve in neck, and broken elbow kept him from hitting over 400 again, a feat he surely otherwise would have accomplished a few more times (and almost did anyway).
     
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    Significant injuries in Boston sports history

    Two major historically significant injuries were Russel's broken leg in the playoffs; winning that series would have let them win TEN championships in a row instead of only eight and Ted's hit by a pitch in a pre world series exhibition game that probably broke his wrist (of course he played anyway). He only had a few hits in a seven game loss in his only world series - with a healthy Ted Williams the Sox would have ended the long drought in the 40's. Ted's various other injuries, broken collar bone, pinched nerve in neck, and broken elbow kept him from hitting over 400 again, a feat he surely otherwise would have accomplished a few more times (and almost did anyway).
     
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    Significant injuries in Boston sports history

    Two major historically significant injuries were Russel's broken leg in the playoffs; winning that series would have let them win TEN championships in a row instead of only eight and Ted's hit by a pitch in a pre world series exhibition game that probably broke his wrist (of course he played anyway). He only had a few hits in a seven game loss in his only world series - with a healthy Ted Williams the Sox would have ended the long drought in the 40's. Ted's various other injuries, broken collar bone, pinched nerve in neck, and broken elbow kept him from hitting over 400 again, a feat he surely otherwise would have accomplished a few more times (and almost did anyway).
     
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    Significant injuries in Boston sports history

    Carlton Fisk with the famous play at the plate that spun around his leg. Jason Varetek's injury as well was devastating to the Sox a few years ago.
    Injuries are certainly part of the game but little doubt that Jim Rice's injury in 1975 cost the Red Sox the series vs the Reds forcing us all to suffer to 2004.
     
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    Significant injuries in Boston sports history

    How about Patriot's Rodney Harrison getting injured in the first quater of the superbowl. He had a great season that year!

     
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    Varitek - August 2006, torn meniscus....he goes down, the Sox ERA went up, up, up - which resulted in Boston's nosedive from first place to third place in the American League East.


    By the time he returned, Boston's post-season chances were gone.
     
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    I sort of remember the Bob Windsor injury. I think he hurt his knee while dragging half the Vikings' defense across the goal line. Next year, he was rewarded by getting cut during the team picnic.
     
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    Cam Neely...thanks to Ulf Samuellson
     
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    What about Reggie Lewis? Len Bias for that matter too. Can't get any more significant than death.
     
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    There are more important things in life than death.
     
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    Irving Fryar's cut finger in 1986? Missed the AFC title game against Miami, though the Pats still won.
     
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    Haven't read every single post so this might be a repeat. Wasn't Bill Buckner injured and wasn't supposed to be healthy enough to be at first base when he did you know what? That turned out to be significant.
     
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    What about John Lester? Cancer may not be an injury, but his recovery from it has been a significant and national achievement in baseball, especially considering how well he pitched last fall, and is pitching right now.
     
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    dont forget Jerry Remy with rice carrying him off the field.
     
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    Dee Brown had a major leg injury in his second year preseason. He had an unexpectedly solid rookie year and was averaging like 17-20 points in the preseason (on a star-filled team)- hitting his jumper consistently and driving like crazy. He looked like a star. He came back eventually and was "barely good enough" for the the rest of his unremarkable career. ANd certainly his jump shot never recovered.

    I don't know why, but I'd toss Paul Pierce in there, just because of what a miracle it was the way he survived the summertime stabbing, where he literally almost died, then actually made it back in time to start the season, then had the best season of his career to date. I suppose it's offtopic thematically.
     
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    Teddy Green. Boston Bruins defenseman who was seriously injured during an on ice fight when another player struck Teddy in the head with his hockey stick.
     
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    Sam Bam Cunningham. Patriots finished 11-5 that year, and set an nfl record for most rushing yards in a season that still stands today. But without Cunningham, who was their #1 running back until he went down with an injury, the Patriots could not win the Superbowl.
     
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    You missed the Bruin's Teddy Green. That was intentional and malicious.


    SteveC
     
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    Where is Teddy Green??
     
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    Harry Agganis!!!
     
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    What about Harry Agganis from B.U. and Red Sox????
     
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    What about Fisk running into Leron Lee?
     
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    Cartlton Fisks knee in June 1974 during a game in Cleveland.
     
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    Figure skater Tenley Albright sliced her leg with her blade prior to the Olympic figure skating event. Her father stitched her up and she went on to win a gold medal.

     
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    Let us not forget Teddy Bruschi's stroke and amazing return!
     

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