Horrific injuries of National football league players (Part 2)

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

Athletes always want to avoid injuries in other to have a smooth career but some of these athletes didn’t escape injuries.

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

  1. Jeff Fuller: Fuller is a former professional American football player who played for the San Francisco 49ers from 1984 to 1989. He played in two Super Bowls as a member of the 49ers. Fuller suffered a career-ending spinal injury in October 1989 against the New England Patriots at Stanford Stadium. While he is able to walk, he is no longer able to use one of his arms.

Horrific injuries of National football league players (Part 2)

Bo Jackson

  1. Bo Jackson:Jackson is an American former profession  player who later played the baseball game. He is the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both baseball and football. Jackson took off down the sideline on a run and was tackled by Cincinnati linebacker Kevin Walker. Jackson dislocated his hip. Due to the circumstances of the injury, he would need an artificial hip replacement. Despite losing Jackson, the Bengals lost to the Raiders 20-10 and hasn’t won a playoff game since. The injury ended Jackson’s NFL career.


  1. Destry Wright: Wright is a running back that held the record as the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s all-time leading rusher. Wright suffered a career-ending injury in a preseason game for the Steelers against the Cowboys. Wright dislocated his right ankle and broke his right leg. The injury gained widespread publicity after an on-field photo was published that showed Wright’s feet pointing in different directions.

Tim Krumrie

Tim Krimrie

  1. Tim Krumrie: Krumrie is a former American football nose tackle who played his entire National Football League career for the Cincinnati Bengals, from 1983 through 1994. Bengals’ defensive tackle Tim Krumrie attempted to tackle Roger Craig in Super Bowl XXIII. Krumrie’s leg twisted under his weight, causing four separate breaks in his lower left leg, with only his skin keeping his foot connected to his body.


Alex Smith

  1. Alex Smith: Smith is a former American football player who played as a quarterback and also played in the National Football League (NFL) for 16 seasons. He played college football at Utah, where he received first-team All-American honors and won the 2005 Fiesta Bowl. Smith’s right leg twisted beneath him, and he endured a compound fracture that broke both his right tibia and right fibula. Smith also developed a flesh-eating bacterial infection in the aftermath of the injury that nearly led to his doctors amputating his lower leg to save his life. Smith would recover from the infection and undergo 17 different surgeries to repair the leg, and made a miraculous return to the NFL 20 months later, before retiring in 2021.


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