Horrific injuries of National football league players (part 1)

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National football league players that have suffer horrible injury while they were playing the game.

Injury is one thing that end the career some players in the world of sports, while some come back but loss the form they have.

Some injuries have happened to some players and has made people thinking if that player will survive it.

This article is focused on players that have suffered horrific injury in the National football league.

Horrific injuries of National football league players

Joe Theismann 

  1. Joe Theismann: Theismann is an American former professional gridiron football player. He rose to fame playing quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) and Canadian Football League (CFL). He spent 12 seasons with the Washington Redskins, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler and helped the team to consecutive Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XVII over the Miami. Theismann broke his leg against the Giants in November 1985. He suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula when he was sacked by Lawrence Taylor.

Horrific injuries of National football league players

Rashad Johnson’s broken finger

  1. Rashad Johnson: Rashad Johnson (born January 2, 1986) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Rashad Johnson lost the tip of his middle finger but didn’t find out until he went to take off his glove after he covered a punt return against the Saints.

Darryl Stingley

Darryl Stingley on wheelchair after the injury

  1. Darryl Stingley: Stingley was an American professional football player, a wide receiver whose career came to an end at age 26 by an on-field spinal cord injury. He played his entire five-year career with the New England Patriots of the National Football League. In a 1978 preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum on August 12, Stingley was hit by Raiders defensive back Jack, compressing his spinal cord and breaking his fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae. He eventually regained limited movement in his right arm, but spent the rest of his life as a quadriplegic.

johnny knox

Johnny Knox on a stretcher

  1. Johnny Knox: Knox is a former American football wide receiver who played three seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Abilene Christian University. On December 18, 2011, Knox sustained a serious spinal cord injury during a game against the Seattle Seahawks. He collided with Anthony Hargrove head-on while attempting to recover a fumble. Knox required immediate surgery to stabilize an injured vertebra, but maintained sensation in all limbs following the incident.

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Napoleon McCallum

    1. Napoleon McCallum: McCallum is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. McCallum played college football for the U.S. Naval Academy, and then played professionally for the Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. On September 5, 1994, during a Monday Night Football contest and the Raiders’ opening game of the season at the San Francisco 49ers, McCallum’s career ended prematurely when 49ers linebacker Ken Norton Jr. twisted him to the ground. As Norton and McCallum went down, McCallum’s left cleat stuck in the ground, forcing his knee into a horrible dislocation.



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