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    Significant injuries in Boston sports history

    Tom Brady is the latest, but far from the first prominent Boston athlete to face a significant injury. Scroll though our gallery for a look at an unlucky 13 others, including Darryl Stingley, Tony Conigliaro, and Bobby Orr. Is there anyone we missed? Let us know if there are any injuries we left out.
     
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    Yes, you missed a significant one - Drew Bledsoe in Game 2 of the Patriots 2001 season. When the legend of Tom Terrific began....

     
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    You mention Jim Rice but not Fred Lynn? Stingley but not Levielle?
    And what of John Carter, Bryce Florie, Jeff Grey? Lesser players maybe, but tragic stories.
     
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    Boston posted the league's best regular-season record that year, finishing atop the Eastern Division at 49-23. The Celtics then returned to the NBA Finals for a rematch with the Hawks, who had won the West with a 41-31 mark. The teams split the first two games at Boston Garden, but when Russell went down with an ankle injury in Game 3, the Celtics' fortunes plummeted. With Russell ineffective the rest of the way, St. Louis won that game and two of the next three to take the series.

     
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    Uh... Kevin McHale? Playing through the playoffs with a broken foot? That's got to be up there with what Schilling did.
     
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    I should have credited nba.com for that paragraph. BTW the year was 1958
     
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    Teddy Green,
    In September 1969, Green suffered one of the scariest injuries in NHL history in a stick swinging incident with Wayne Maki of the St. Louis Blues. It was an exhibition game in Ottawa and the two began swinging their sticks at each other as though they were Jedi Knights. The altercation ended when Maki clubbed Green on the head baseball swing style. That resulted in life threatening injuries to Green with three major operations were required to save his life. The left side of his body was paralyzed and it seemed obvious he would never play again.
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    Green did come ack from that injury and played at least another 5 years with the NHL & WHL
     
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    Don't forget Manny and his strained oblique.
     
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    What about Travis Roy?? Who could forget that?
     
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    [Quote]Teddy Green,
    In September 1969, Green suffered one of the scariest injuries in NHL history in a stick swinging incident with Wayne Maki of the St. Louis Blues. It was an exhibition game in Ottawa and the two began swinging their sticks at each other as though they were Jedi Knights. The altercation ended when Maki clubbed Green on the head baseball swing style. That resulted in life threatening injuries to Green with three major operations were required to save his life. The left side of his body was paralyzed and it seemed obvious he would never play again.
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    Green did come ack from that injury and played at least another 5 years with the NHL & WHL[/Quote]

    How they left this one off the list is beyond belief.
     
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    I interpreted most of the 13 or so examples in this piece as injuries that pretty much wrecked whatever the team had going in that given year. Neely, Lonborg in '68, Havlicek, Bird's heels, etc. Each injury pretty much put the kabosh to that years hopes. Several others were big injuries but didn't cripple the teams....Tony C (he wouldn't have made a difference against Gibson., Schilling - We won the whole thing anyway, Orr - 66-67 was before they became the true power house, etc. etc.

    You get my drift.

    That being established.....back in the eighties there was preseason football game against Green Bay and, if memory serves, we lost three defensive stalwarts to season ending injuries.....Garin Veris (knee0 Tippett (??) and Ronnie Lippett (achilles)....I think. Bottom line they were favored to contend and ended up also rans. That was huge when it happened.
     
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    How about Pedro in 2001? That year saw several injuries and Petey went down with a shoulder issue and never came back finishing 7-3.

    Also, per someone else's posting above, Bledsoe was mentioned already.

    Travis Roy is a great one. Can we say Bill Walton - 1987 - played only 10 games - tried to play in the finals but could not which cost the Celtics the title in my opinion.
     
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    Tedy Burschi had a stroke...remember?

     
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    Matt Clement, 2005. First half of the season he was an ACE! And I believe an all-star until he took a line drive to the face and then the rest is a disappointing career...
     
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    and what about that runningback (robert evena)? Who sustained knee injury at the pro-bowl
     
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    How about Robert Edwards of the Pats, with his knee injury after the 1998 season?
     
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    Patrice Bergeron last year ( I"m still upset with the lack of response by his teammates for not sticking up for/retaliating against the Flyers), Norm Levielle in the 80's; what about Barry Pederson's arm tumor when he was traded for Cam. Less serious perhaps, but again embarassing in how the Bruins responded was Chris Nilan's butt-ending of Rick Middleton in the face. Similarly, Craig Janney was not quite the same after being high sticked in the playoffs by Dale Hunter...

     
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    Bill Russell's ankle injury the only year in the first reign of the Celtics that they weren't champions
     
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    Glad someone brought up Patrice Bergeron
    Ray Bourque in the playoffs against the Whalers
     
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    How about Ty Law in 02 or 03???

     
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    Bryan Toal Boston College....if he were around last year, does BC go 14-0? 13-1?
     
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    You forgot Normand Levielle, Ted Green and Tek in 2001.
     
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    Definitely Matt Clement, John Carter and Normand Levielle.
     
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    Drew Bledsoe anyone...
     
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    Does the Reggie Lewis condition count as an injury?
     

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