The Most Devastating Injuries in Recent Sports History

Jason Kendall

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Sport: Baseball
Year: 1999

Catchers are traditionally not big bunters; they lack the foot speed to really make it anything other than an automatic out. So when Jason Kendall tried to beat out a bunt in this 1999 game against the Brewers, things didn't end well. He dislocated his ankle, tearing pretty much every ligament and ending his season. He returned strong in 2000, though, and halfway through the year he signed a six-year, $60 million extension that made him the second-highest paid catcher in baseball.

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