The 25 Greatest Sports Careers Ruined by Injury

22. Bo Jackson

Sport: Football, Baseball
Years Active: 1986-1994
Career Stats: 2,782 YDS 16 TD, .250 BA 141 HR 415 RBI
Injury: Hip replacement surgery

As the first athlete to be named an All-Star in two major sports, Bo Jackson earned the respect of his peers in both sports. Then again, how could you not respect a guy who did this to save a play. Bo had the blazing speed and Herculean strength that you'd want a running back to have. In just four seasons in the NFL, Bo racked up over 2,700 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns.

He was on his way to a record shattering career until taking a hit from Kevin Walker that popped his hip out of place during a playoff game in '90. Because of this hit, Bo had to get hip replacement surgery, and wasn't able to return to football. Jackson was able to make a comeback in baseball for the '93 season, though. In his first at-bat, Bo hit a homer, showing that he still had something left. His return was short lived, though, as he retired the following season.

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