13The careers ended too soon…
The average NFL career is brutally short when compared to the careers of players in other sports. The main reason for this is pretty obvious, as a pair of 220 pound men running at full speed into each other from less than 15 yards apart is going to cause instant – and delayed – attrition on the body.
Some players get lucky and manage to make it through their entire career without picking up a serious injury. Others are able to play for seven or eight years in the league before bowing out due to the amount of hits they have taken.
Here are the twelve biggest career-ending NFL injuries.