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What are career-ending injuries in California?

On Behalf of | Oct 6, 2021 | Career-ending Injuries |

Athletes are always at risk for injuries, especially those who compete in contact sports. Athletes can sustain an injury that leads to them being unable to play their sport again, so they may want to file a claim against the party responsible for the incident.

What is a career-ending injury?

The term refers to an injury that is serious enough to end a person’s career entirely. Some of the most common career-ending injuries that athletes sustain are associated with the knees. For instance, an individual can get an anterior cruciate ligament tear or meniscus damage, both of which usually require surgery and extensive rehabilitation. A torn rotator cuff, which is a tear in the muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, can also end a career as an athlete.

Athletes who suffer from these injuries may be unable to play their sport anymore or at least not as well as they used to before the injury occurred. Not only does this affect an athlete’s personal life, but it can lead them into depression and other mental disorders because of losing something they’ve worked on for their whole lives.

It affects other professionals too

Musicians, actors and actresses, engineers or construction workers, magicians and other professionals can suffer career-ending injuries as well. For example, an actor can sustain a personal injury during a stunt that leaves them unable to perform anymore; similarly, a magician may get injured while performing and suffer a permanent loss of physical ability.

It’s important to remember that career-ending injuries are devastating, and the affected individual may require both physical and psychological intervention to recover. Professionals in a wide range of injuries should be aware of the consequences of such injuries.

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