Sports Quiz / Sports Careers Cut Short by Injuries, Illness, or Death

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Can you name the athletes who had their careers cut short due to injuries, illness, or death?

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WNBAShe was diagnosed of lung cancer and later died in August
NHLAfter winning the Stanley Cup in '97, he was paralyzed when his limo crashed into a tree
NFLHis leg was fractured after being tackled by Lawerence Taylor
NBAAfter losing the NBA title to Michael Jordan and the Bulls, he received word that he was tested HIV-positive and went on a five year break
NHLHe had been battling health issues including Hodgkin's Lymphoma and went on a three year hiatus.
NFLHis leg injury against the Bengals ended his football career
NBAHis repetitive number of ankle injuries hindered his performances
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NHLAfter scoring an OT goal to clinch the Stanley Cup he would die in a plane crash
NBAAfter being drafted by the Celtics, he had died of cocaine overdose
NBAThis New Jersey Net died in an automobile accident in 1993
NBAHe collapsed during a game against Charlotte and died months later of a heart attack
MLBAfter his 3,000th hit, he perished when his plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean
MLBStruck by a life-threatening disease, he opted out of baseball considering himself the luckiest man on the face of the earth
NCAA BasketballStruck by a heart attack, he collapsed during the game and died minutes later

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