Which injury do you think would most likely send a tennis player into retirement?

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  1. nadal_slam_king

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    When you hear of a tennis player being injured, which injury rings alarm bells in your head the most in conjunction with retirement?

    Use anecdotal evidence if necessary to support your answer (although this is not compulsory, it is suggested).
     
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  2. THESEXPISTOL

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    Knee injury, shoulder injury and hip injury.
     
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    I know, but I'd like to get an idea of which stands out ahead of the rest, so narrow it down to one if you can.
     
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    Hemorrhoids.

    Nadal.
     
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  5. THESEXPISTOL

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    Depends on how bad it is...
     
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    The surgical level in each case, so if a tennis player was reported to have had surgery in each area, which would be deemed most serious?
     
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  7. rainingaces

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    Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament can keep a player out for up to a year.
    Its usally the niggly little injurys that have complications that take forever to get over, like moyas foot injury that caused him to retire.
     
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    Brain surgery.
     
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  9. li0scc0

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    The injury that would be the most career killing would be a torn Achilles, an athlete is never the same after that.
    For tennis the shoulder surgery is a damaging one, as well.
    ACL tears are obviously serious, but most athletes are able to come back from those at near 100%.
     
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    Very interesting, I really enjoy the responses :D :D
     
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    NSK... planning on hurting federer i see? :p
     
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    I did that playing football. It was f***ing agony!
    Jarred my heal on the grass, felt this lightning bolt pain and I'm sure, momentarily, I squealed like a pig.
    Foot came up black and blue and that was me, out for 6 months.
     
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    Something to the back once its gone it will never be as good as before.
     
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    being Paralized
     
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    I've had my ACL reconstructed. Back on the court getting some coaching to get back into it, and starting league and social as well.

    After 10 months, the knee is as good as new. The recovery is mainly psychological after that.
     
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    I don't think anyone has won a GS after hip or shoulder surgery.
     
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    Usually a hip or back issue
     
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    NSK, you are giving fbc ideas.
     
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    NSK, this answer is just for you -

    Injuries caused by artificial fitness induced through PEDs.
     
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    Hips because they are very difficult to fully rehab and they profoundly affect movement. Second in line would be back problems. BHBH
     
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    True that.

    The back is very important, once you have a serious injury there, it might end your career.
     
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    Back injuries.

    I've been rehabbing mine for 6 months and still can barely get on court for an hour.
     
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    Shoulder injury. Once that's happened, you're basically gone. Check Joachim Johansson as an example.
     
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    Death. Very hard to come back from
     
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    lol...........
     
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    Yes, yes, that's quite a tough injury.
    Never heard of anyone coming back from that one.
    Mind you, if anyone can it's Federer coming out of his gold coffin.
     
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    No sir, I want Federer to play until age 35 to increase the h2h to 30-8.
     
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    I have heard of some cases. A guy who lived about two thousand years ago comes to mind.
     
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    Oh that Jesus was some player dominating with that fish gut technology.
    Federer and Nadal can thank their lucky stars he wasn't playing in this era.
     
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    Do you think he could get to every slam final and then tank to pay for our sins that way instead of dying? Honestly tanking a slam final must be painful to anyone. He could reach #1 and then retire without winning a slam. Then after 3 years he come out of retirement and get a Golden Slam only to retire again abruptly, promising to come back on tour "soon".

    :lol:
     
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    i think it's pretty tough to recover from this one too.
    bishop never was really the same player he used to be, after that...
     
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    Hip problems. After the surgery you have at least a couple of months(4-6 from what I've read) of rehab and if you wanna play good ball again, that will take another couple of months.

    Look at what happened to Tommy Haas. Had hip surgery in mid 2010 and I still haven't heard anything about a comeback.
     
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    back, graff retired because of back issues
     
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    Yep that's a big one for sure, really no way of treating that after a while.
     
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