Top 220 Injuries Quotes of 2020

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“I had been wrestling with a fracture in my elbow and a slight tear in my triceps for quite some time, but it was continuing to get worse. As I worked through it, I ended up dislocating my shoulder and tearing my labrum. All of these injuries were on the same arm, so things like working out or even sleeping became increasingly difficult.”

― Adam Cole

“Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.”

― Aesop

“The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.”

― Aesop

“Marriage is a blood sport. Marriage is jousting. It’s disembowelment. It’s just terrible, terrible visceral injuries. It’s not for everybody.”

― Aisha Tyler

“All players go through injuries in their career, but I wouldn’t wish it on anyone.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“When you pick up injuries, you put yourself to the bottom of the pile for a bit and have to work yourself up.”

― Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

“I jumped off a cliff backwards for ‘I Am Number Four,’ which was pretty cool. I’d never done that before. It took seven takes from different angles and luckily there were no injuries. I came close, though. My head nearly hit the rock at one point.”

― Alex Pettyfer

“Injuries give you perspective. They teach you to cherish the moments that I might have taken for granted before.”

― Ali Krieger

“I endured quite a few injuries when I was younger and had my first surgery on my foot when I was 15. But I love dancing. ‘Anna Karenina’ was great for me as it meant I could combine the two and I actually went back and did some classes.”

― Alicia Vikander

“I clipped a Ferrari, hit the gravel trap at a fair old speed, which lifted the car up into the barrier, and then rolled a few times. I had no injuries or anything – I just had to wait for the marshals to right the car before I could get out.”

― Allan McNish

“The thing about getting older is the injuries. You just get injured more often. You take time off, you come back, you get injured again and you never get in shape.”

― Allen Johnson

“As many know, brain injury comes in many forms. The two most prevalent brain injuries – stroke and trauma – affect more than 2.2 million Americans, and these numbers are expected to grow.”

― Allyson Schwartz

“Things come and go – there’s win, losses, and injuries, but you get back on the horse – but I appreciate what I’ve done more.”

― Alun Wyn Jones

“Every dancer has injuries, and your injury could happen that season that you were getting that one part that you’ve wanted to do your whole career. So you have to appreciate every single moment until it happens.”

― Amanda Schull

“Once I became number one, I started working even harder. I changed my technique, but injuries started creeping in – it was a big mistake, as I was doing something right to get to that spot in the first place.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“I’ve had two unlucky injuries that are the equivalent of walking under 1,000 ladders and seeing 1,000 black cats.”

― Andrew Bogut

“Kids’ brains are developing. Their heads are a larger part of their body, and their necks are not as strong as adults’ necks. So kids may be at a greater risk of head and brain injuries than adults.”

― Ann McKee

“Subconcussive injuries are brain injuries on top of unrecovered brain injuries.”

― Ann McKee

“It’s worth knowing more about the complicated environmental and genetic factors that could explain why traumatic brain injuries lead to long-term disabilities in some people and not in others.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“There’s a difference between knowing what to do when you’re rehearsing it, and being able to do it once you’re adrenalized and emotional. That’s when the injuries occur. Actors all want to try to pretend that they’re experts at everything, but we’re not.”

― Antony Starr

“I think I had a positive development at Chelsea. I was very young when I arrived, only 20, and the problem I had was injuries.”

― Arjen Robben

“I had injuries, but I didn’t get them on purpose.”

― Arjen Robben

“Coping with injuries is always difficult for athletes because all we want to do is, basically, to have our best performances unhindered.”

― Ashton Eaton

“I’m glad that I just played baseball, because I’m sure I had a much longer baseball career than I would’ve had a football career. I did miss football, but I didn’t miss some of the injuries from football.”

― Barry Larkin

“We avoided injuries that season. It was our fourth year with Vince, so we all knew just what he wanted. And a lot of our core guys were in their prime. It was an incredible season.”

― Bart Starr

“I’ve had so many injuries in my life that it’s ridiculous.”

― Bear Grylls

“The game can be quite dangerous when you look at certain injuries, especially head injuries.”

― Becky Sauerbrunn

“Sometimes, quarterbacks just get hurt. So do running backs, so do linemen, so do wide receivers. Blaming innovative schemes for these injuries is shortsighted.”

― Ben Domenech

“Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“I’ve had a number of injuries; I’ve had a number of surgeries, and I’ve been able to bounce back from them. I attribute that to Him as much as me just trying to take care of myself as much as I can.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Injuries are a part and parcel of a player’s career.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“Injuries are nothing to be ashamed about.”

― Billy Corgan

“I tend to hold on to injuries a lot longer than others.”

― Bob Morley

“In order to resist injuries and stay healthy, you have to be mobile and agile. You have to be able to have your body work for you.”

― Bobby Lashley

“I never had any major surgeries or anything like that. I’ve had a few career-threatening injuries, but I bounced back from them.”

― Booker T

“For me, it took five years to understand what professionalism meant. But I’m more settled now. I’m married, life changes, and I’ve been lucky in managing my injuries.”

― Brian O’Driscoll

“You can’t segregate and humiliate people decade after decade without creating long-lasting injuries.”

― Bryan Stevenson

“Personally, most of my injuries were ones that I sustained during fights in the UFC, not in practice.”

― Cain Velasquez

“When you train the way I do, injuries are going to happen.”

― Cain Velasquez

“If you have injuries, it’s tough.”

― Calvin Johnson

“The thing I’m afraid of the most with the 800m is injuries. That’s why I don’t normally like to run in a group: I prefer to be in front, just in case someone pushes me with their spikes. I don’t like stuff like that.”

― Caster Semenya

“Injuries aren’t anything foreign to me. I am used to overcoming illness and injury; you can’t complain about it. When you’re standing up there on the blocks, it doesn’t really matter: it’s all about the next minute.”

― Cate Campbell

“It is the Band which unites the Interests of Individuals; it secures to them their respective Rights, and preserves them from Injuries; it is the Source of numberless Blessings, which are interrupted, or wholly vanish, the Moment it is disturbed.”

― Charles Inglis

“To recognize that head injuries were as essential a part of football as they are of boxing would be to erase the fine distinction on which the game’s respectability rested.”

― Charlie Pierce

“You just never know how back injuries are going to affect you.”

― Chris Harris, Jr.

“I never want to let my teammates or coaches down, so I always fight through the days when I am exhausted or experiencing discomfort with injuries and headaches.”

― Christie Rampone

“After I suffered a labral tear in my hip while playing soccer, I realized that many sports-related injuries can be prevented and I dedicated myself to helping young athletes learn more about injury prevention.”

― Cobi Jones

“So much of my career was affected by injuries. Not just the well documented surgery, but the hamstring pulls and other things. Injuries hit me hard, and they always seemed to come at key times.”

― Craig Bellamy

“I was a huge boxing fan, but it’s a sport where the guys punch each other in the head. I thought maybe I shouldn’t be a fan of that anymore. Maybe I shouldn’t allow myself to cheer a sport where the head injuries are a big part of it.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Injuries are a part of the game. Every athlete knows that.”

― Damian Lillard

“One of the wonderful things about wrestling, to me, is that you can protect people who have had head injuries.”

― Daniel Bryan

“It’s unfair to think that we can do what we do with the intensity that we do it and expect injuries to not happen.”

― Daniel Cormier

“Injuries are horrible for every player.”

― Danny Ings

“I’ve been through seasons where I’ve not played a lot of games, and its been difficult due to injuries and stuff like that.”

― Danny Welbeck

“I’ve achieved everything I’ve wanted to achieve, so I’m not scared of failure. I never gave up, however bad the injuries got.”

― Darcey Bussell

“I was incredibly supple and did gymnastics as well. So half of my injuries are because I am over-supple and the joints could always go that little bit further. But I was happy to push, and I have no regrets. That is important to say.”

― Darcey Bussell

“I’ve had injuries before. They are just obstacles to overcome.”

― David Haye

“You’re never going to go through a season with no injuries.”

― David Moyes

“It’s not like I’m not constantly dealing with a litany of injuries that I have myself. If it’s not one thing, it’s another thing, but I’ve just been able to keep rolling.”

― Dean Ambrose

“I’ve played through a lot of injuries before, as a young kid through high school.”

― Deshaun Watson

“I just want to play every game, and when I do this, and I’m healthy with no injuries, then the fans can see the way I play.”

― Dimitar Berbatov

“The quarterback, you can play with a lot of big injuries. You get a little injury like an index finger or a thumb that most people can play with, sometimes you can’t. I’ve stayed away from some of those.”

― Eli Manning

“I wouldn’t take any of my injuries back; I feel like I’m stronger as an athlete because of all those setbacks.”

― Eloise Wellings

“War destroys people’s souls. Most people focus on physical injuries, but the invisible injuries can take a lifetime to heal and affects the lives of generations to come.”

― Emmanuel Jal

“As a forward it is always a bit easier to avoid the kind of challenges that can cause impact injuries.”

― Eniola Aluko

“I’ve played shows with injuries before but unfortunately cannot overcome having no voice.”

― Eric Church

“The PGA Tour has a lot of interaction with our military, and I’ve grown to have an incredible respect for our troops who are coming home with these horrific injuries, as well as any organization that can not only help them get healed up, but help them get integrated back into society.”

― Fred Funk

“I had to face a lot coming through this journey, a lot of sacrifices, difficulties, challenges, and injuries.”

― Gabby Douglas

“There were probably a few games I played where I should not have played, because of some nagging injuries or something. I used to always talk the managers into playing me, because I wanted to play so badly.”

― Gary Carter

“Ministers regularly meet soldiers that have returned from operational tours to hear about their experiences, including those who have recovered from their injuries.”

― Geoff Hoon

“There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury.”

― George Eliot

“Is there any proof that I’m a bust? All there is proof of is that I have bad luck with injuries.”

― Greg Oden

“That’s the worst part about all of the injuries and the criticism. It would be one thing if I had been healthy for five years and just sucked when I was on the court. But I can’t prove what I can do because I can’t stay healthy. Not having control over the situation makes it tough.”

― Greg Oden

“If you want to lower your risk of Parkinson’s disease, caffeine is protective to some extent; nobody knows why. Head injuries are bad for you. They lead to Parkinson’s disease.”

― Gregory Petsko

“Being at the top means never being satisfied with what you’re comfortable with – comfortable means you’ve stopped pushing, and you’re either going to get passed, or you already have been. But if you’re constantly pushing yourself, then you’re exposing yourself to falls and injuries.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“I want to avoid injuries by running only road.”

― Haile Gebrselassie

“I’m not a quitter. All my career, I went through a lot of physical adversity, injuries. It’s in my nature to be a battler.”

― Harmon Killebrew

“The time given to athletic contests and the injuries incurred on the playing field are part of the price which the English-speaking race has paid for being world conquerors.”

― Henry Cabot Lodge

“We were going to have to experiment, and we needed to develop our younger players. And a lot of the changes were because of injuries. But that’s where I give a lot of credit to the group in terms of being able to maintain things.”

― Isaiah Thomas

“A lot is made of my injuries and yes, I’ve had niggles and muscle problems. Some managers haven’t picked me, and my form has played a part at times as well.”

― Jack Rodwell

“I’ve had a lot of injuries.”

― Jack Rodwell

“I was not guaranteed a starting place at Everton. I had a lot of injuries. Darron Gibson and Marouane Fellaini were in form, so it was a push for me to get in that side.”

― Jack Rodwell

“I’ve had injuries that have hampered my career but that is part and parcel of being a footballer. You just have to bounce back and remain focused.”

― Jack Rodwell

“I have had bad luck with injuries, but I can’t keep saying I’ve been injured a lot.”

― Jack Wilshere

“Sometimes it’s been difficult to stay positive, especially after the injuries that I’ve had, which have been frustrating.”

― Jack Wilshere

“It’s impossible for one player to play the whole year. I’ve learnt that myself, and you’re always bound to get injuries.”

― Jack Wilshere

“Memorial bracelets memorializing prisoners of war, missing in action, killed in action, and those who died of wounds or injuries sustained in a combat theater are authorized.”

― James F. Amos

“In the wars of the European powers in matters relating to themselves we have never taken any part, not does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence.”

― James Monroe

“I’ve kind of banned myself from motorcycles. I’ve had broken ribs, broken shoulder, wrists, leg, broken collarbone – and it was all from motocross or rugby. All of my injuries have come from outside of sailing.”

― James Spithill

“I’ve had two or three injuries when with England and it’s been a bit bizarre.”

― Jamie Redknapp

“You have to be a good team, but you have to be lucky and stay away from injuries.”

― Jaromir Jagr

“It’s funny because everybody has injuries, and different teams handle them differently.”

― Jason Kidd

“You can’t predict injuries. That’s one thing you can’t do.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“The most frustrating thing about injuries is that they take so bloody long to heal.”

― Jason Statham

“I’ve been unfortunate enough to be working, and recovering from a few injuries now and again.”

― Jason Statham

“It’s the subconcussive hits, the constant bam, bam, bam that linemen like Suh give and receive. Those are the hits scientists say cause the lasting damage to the brain, the kind of injuries that made guys like Mike Webster, Terry Long, and so many others go crazy. The subconcussive hits – every single play.”

― Jeanne Marie Laskas

“There is a goodness about Yao that is unique, that never left him through all the pain and injuries and disappointments that accompanied his unprecedented accomplishments and successes.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“What makes spinal-cord injuries as devastating as they are is that everything about them plays out in absolutes: they are instantaneous, utterly disabling and horribly permanent.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“I had injuries – even when I was younger, I had problems with my back. I had to grow up very fast.”

― Jerome Boateng

“I had only one year in England and had not such a good time. Two times, I was out eight weeks with injuries.”

― Jerome Boateng

“I’ve had three injuries, and one took from 2016 to 2017 for me to recover. Three months I was out because I wasn’t perfect, and I lost a lot of games for this injury.”

― Jerome Boateng

“Concussions have brought the consciousness to the problem, but I think the problem is football-related injuries, period, and the lack of support from the league of those players who have suffered those injuries. The denial factor has been unbelievable. I’m here because I’m a fighter to try to bring attention to this fact.”

― Jim Brown

“Two weeks, maybe three. You never know with psychosomatic injuries You have to take your time with them.”

― Jim Palmer

“There are a lot of reasons why people quit international football. Some struggle off the field. Some struggle with injuries.”

― Joe Hart

“I don’t like to give in to injuries. I don’t like to use them as excuses. Everybody has them.”

― John Stockton

“You can never control injuries. Accidents happen; that’s just how things go.”

― Johnny Gargano

“Everyone gets hurt, but I’ve probably had the most injuries.”

― Johnny Knoxville

“I’ve paid the price over the years, though: a lot of injuries and surgeries related to my sports career; my hips and knees took a lot of wear and tear.”

― Johnny Mathis

“Injuries are psychologically so hard for an athlete because you don’t get to do what you love to do.”

― Julian Edelman

“I’ve broken my hand, I threw my back out once, and then I’ve had some pretty bad cuts, but that’s been about it. I’ve been able to avoid most of the really, really bad injuries and career-ending injuries.”

― Kane

“Virat Kohli has so far shown that he has more ability and talent than anybody else, and if he can play till 32 or 34 with same fitness and without injuries, he will come to a point where not even Vivian Richards neither Sachin Tendulkar had such a record.”

― Kapil Dev

“You have injuries that bother you when you’re not playing. When that horn blows, you don’t feel it.”

― Karl Malone

“I used to keep injuries to myself. It would just make it worse and worse. Now I’m having none of that.”

― Katarina Johnson-Thompson

“It is pretty daunting – the Cell has been responsible for some amazing matches, but it can also lead to some pretty real injuries, so that plays into your mind.”

― Kevin Owens

“I never have a problem with the weight cut. My number one enemy is injuries because I train so hard.”

― Khabib Nurmagomedov

“A hamstring is definitely nothing to play with. There are chronic hamstring injuries where guys think it is fine, and they go out there and try to run and pull it again.”

― Khris Middleton

“I’ve picked up a lot of injuries, and there’s been games when I’ve looked back and watched and thought, ‘I could have done this better,’ ‘I could have done that better.’”

― Kieran Trippier

“I’ve been practicing for a while now and physically trying to get in better shape as well after the injuries.”

― Kim Clijsters

“Going in, you want to play a perfect season and play throughout the whole entire season, but injuries are a part of basketball.”

― Kyrie Irving

“I like to always remind my dancers about ways to avoid injury. One of the basic ways to avoid injury is to always make sure to stretch and warm up your body. This will loosen up your muscles, which will help to avoid common strain injuries such as shin splints and ankle strains.”

― Laurieann Gibson

“But the equipment to protect the players hasn’t developed along with that, so now you have more players out with worse injuries, for longer periods of time.”

― Leigh Steinberg

“I had a couple of severe injuries, and it’s not easy to watch your team from a bed in a hospital!”

― Lothar Matthaus

“I’ve had four knee surgeries in my career. I just don’t do small injuries. The highs of winning are always balanced out by the lows of being injured and missing games. There was a time when I was out for nearly a year, having already been out for six months with another surgery before that.”

― Lucy Bronze

“I think acupuncture, reflexology, Reiki, and Shiatsu massage are remarkable, and I used them for years to help with injuries and as a preventative measure.”

― Luke Goss

“Injuries are tough. I tore my ACL 50 percent in my left leg. I can’t kick. I’m not going to fight without my left leg, which is my best weapon.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I don’t pull out of fights. I fight through injuries. I don’t care what the circumstances are.”

― Luke Rockhold

“Even in high school, when I had injuries, I tried to play with them. When I shouldn’t have worked out, I worked out.”

― Luol Deng

“I think injuries happen. You can prevent a lot of them, but some of them you can’t.”

― Luol Deng

“I’ve played with a lot of injuries.”

― Luol Deng

“As an athlete, I understood the value of my health insurance. I knew that in my profession, injuries were common and could happen at any time.”

― Magic Johnson

“I’m pretty cautious and not very athletic, so I’ve only had really dumb injuries, like sprained ankles and allergic reactions. I did have to go to the hospital after slicing my finger while trying to cut a Kaiser roll in half.”

― Mara Wilson

“You never know what will happen during a tournament: things like injuries, for example.”

― Marco Reus

“According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“For most of my career I’ve been very lucky to have avoided major injuries.”

― Mark Viduka

“It’s a mental battle trying to come back from injuries and I don’t feel like having that mental battle with myself.”

― Maurice Greene

“Maybe you’re not having a thousand times more injuries, but there’s an aspect to the purity of the game and the quality of the game that is played on grass that is different on turf.”

― Megan Rapinoe

“My father was one of the fortunate wartime servicemen: he made a full recovery from his injuries, was promoted to captain, survived the war, had a satisfying career as a colonial officer and, eventually, died in February 2002, a month before his 85th birthday.”

― Michael Ashcroft

“As a manager, you always want as many players available as possible, but injuries are a part of football, as it is a contact sport.”

― Michael Laudrup

“If I’d still been in one piece from the World Cup and gone through my career, what type of player would I have been? No doubt about it, if I hadn’t had as many injuries I would have been the all-time leading scorer for England.”

― Michael Owen

“An emotion that lives with me is a sense of ‘what might have been’ had injuries not robbed me of my most lethal weapon – speed.”

― Michael Owen

“It is definitely easier to deal with injuries on the mental side after you’ve had a few of them, since you are aware of the recovery process.”

― Mike Schultz

“The more injuries you get, the smarter you get.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Everything was good when I was in Japan, and then, unfortunately, the injuries started.”

― Mirko Cro Cop

“I’m quite used to playing with few injuries, whether it is back, fingers, elbow, or something else. You have to be tough and get on with the game.”

― MS Dhoni

“I lift heavy weights and sprint, but I am so bad at it that I develop severe injuries.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Using adult stem cells drawn from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood system cells, scientists have discovered new treatments for scores of diseases and conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, juvenile diabetes, and spinal cord injuries.”

― Nathan Deal

“I’ve been very fortunate with injuries: I’ve had the odd broken bone in my back; when I was starting out here in England, I cracked a few ribs, and I’ve broken a bone in my hand.”

― Neville

“Our schedule is intense. We do this for five nights a week, so injuries can happen very easily with the demands of the job. It’s just the nature of what we do and sports in general.”

― Neville

“When I was in the army, there were four times that I was wounded. I also got more than 30 wounds on my body, and my injuries were ranked on the second rank of invalids. The first rank is the most severe. So, that means that I had lost more than 60 per cent of working capability.”

― Nguyen Tan Dung

“Men should be either treated generously or destroyed, because they take revenge for slight injuries – for heavy ones they cannot.”

― Niccolo Machiavelli

“The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all.”

― Niccolo Machiavelli

“Just being away from home was the toughest bit. Battling injuries, going to tournaments, and not even playing was tough, but they’re not really big problems.”

― Nick Kyrgios

“Illness, mechanicals, and injuries is not something you can 100% avoid; you can only try to limit the risk.”

― Nino Schurter

“I’ve had a lot of injuries. I had to learn a lot. Despite everything, I still have confidence.”

― Ousmane Dembele

“Injuries are part of life. We can’t decide on that.”

― P. V. Sindhu

“I have to prove everything. Especially when you’re coming from an off year after the injuries, and you come back, and you have to prove a lot of things to the fans, to the team, to your teammates, to the sport. You have to prove a lot of things out there on the field.”

― Pablo Sandoval

“Injuries are a huge thing for skating. I think skating is a very unnatural sport for the body, very tough on the joints.”

― Patrick Chan

“I’ve had so many injuries.”

― Patrick Swayze

“I don’t ever feel cautious about making plays. I tell myself that injuries are more likely to occur if I try to play safe.”

― Paul George

“Injuries are a big factor when you’re trying to go on a championship run.”

― Paul Pierce

“I’ve come to accept that the life of a frontrunner is a hard one, that he will suffer more injuries than most men and that many of these injuries will not be accidental.”

― Pele

“I’ve been supporting Help for Heroes for many years – I actually rode in their first-ever official fundraiser back in 2008. I have witnessed the great work that Help for Heroes do to support those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses, and I want to do all I can to help raise as much as possible.”

― Peta Todd

“All the minor sports injuries you acquire over the years begin to multiply like flies when you get over 70.”

― Peter O’Toole

“Nobody really wants to hear about anybody else’s injuries. Or how your back feels. Whose back doesn’t hurt?”

― Peyton Manning

“As a manager, you can only worry about those who can get on the bus, and those are the fit ones. Injuries and illnesses mean opportunities for others.”

― Phil Neville

“It was only after I’d had some injuries that I basically retired from the performing side of show business and then began working in casting. I did that for 19 years or so before a friend of mine decided to cast me as Phyllis Lapin-Vance on ‘The Office.’”

― Phyllis Smith

“I love playing sports. I’m overly eager and aggressive and not very skilled, so it leads to many small injuries.”

― Rachel Platten

“You get injuries, but football is something you have in your blood, in your heart.”

― Radamel Falcao

“My body had given up on me at one point. And as many injuries as I’ve had over the years, I truly believed that my body needed to rest and not be on the grind like it’s been for the last 15 years.”

― Rey Mysterio

“That’s one of the reasons why I left WWE: not to feel tied up or pressured into fulfilling a certain number of work dates throughout the week or month – because of my injuries.”

― Rey Mysterio

“I think, most definitely, my style has been changing throughout the years, and that’s because of the injuries that I’ve had, the multiple surgeries on my left knee.”

― Rey Mysterio

“To the fans, thank you for your patience and concern. They’ve been on point with my career, especially after my injuries.”

― Rey Mysterio

“I am classified as a disabled veteran. The reason I’m disabled is because I have wounds and injuries that I got while on active duty… from parachute jumping to combat to gunshot wounds, all that stuff.”

― Richard Carmona

“There are a lot of good memories, and because I was injured, during the rehab, I met my wife. The tennis was very good but the injuries were good for something too.”

― Richard Krajicek

“But in 2000, the injuries really started to kick in and my elbow gave a lot of problems. At the end of the year I had to take 20 months off before I could come back into the game.”

― Richard Krajicek

“The ABA works tirelessly in its efforts involving the first line of defense: the prevention of burn injuries.”

― Richard Neal

“The number of electrical injuries cared for in hospitals in the US is estimated at as many as 50,000; the cost of these injuries on the US economy is estimated at over one billion dollars per year.”

― Richard Neal

“Many injuries and deaths can be prevented through an understanding of the dangers of power lines, electrical appliances, extension cords, and lightning.”

― Richard Neal

“For anyone to say that WWE is fake or anything like that, no sir! It’s very physical, and the injuries are real; the blood is real.”

― Roman Reigns

“When younger, I was tall but very skinny. When I was 14, I grew and started gaining muscles. So I started doing sit-ups, abs work, press-ups, strengthening my core. I’d do 100-150 reps each day. I knew if my core was strong enough, I would get fewer muscle injuries.”

― Romelu Lukaku

“When I retired, I stopped playing because of my body, so much pain and injuries.”

― Ronaldo

“I’ve separated my shoulder and my collarbone; I’ve messed up my knee a million times. I’ve broken my foot in several places. I’ve broken my toe a bunch, broken my nose a couple of times, and had a bunch of other annoying little injuries, like turf toe and arthritis and tendonitis. It’s part of the game.”

― Ronda Rousey

“Father Time and injuries are tough adversaries.”

― Ronnie Coleman

“As a young lad it’s been your dream to play football and you get injuries and you’ve got to respond well to them and work really hard, because it’s your dream to be on the pitch.”

― Ross Barkley

“Some guys milk injuries and miss a couple games at the beginning. Other guys, they tough it out for the betterment of the team.”

― Ryan Kalil

“Obviously, that off-the-ice battle I went through, plus injuries I came back from, I always felt the fans are really knowledgeable there and respected and appreciated guys that gave whatever they had and guys that fought through things.”

― Saku Koivu

“Your cruciate ligament, like many long-term injuries… when they come back they’re expected to be what they were before the injury. While fit it sometimes takes a little bit longer for some than others.”

― Sam Allardyce

“Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice. Injuries are revenged; crimes are avenged.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Professional tennis has become an extremely physical and unbelievably competitive sport. Injuries are the bane of tennis players, and it goes with the territory.”

― Sania Mirza

“I haven’t thought of retirement yet, but when I stop enjoying the game or when injuries force me, I will quit.”

― Sania Mirza

“My injuries are more due to attrition than accidents. I have a couple of herniated discs in my neck, and that more than anything else – I had a flare-up last December, and I had actually made the decision to retire before that, but that just cemented the choice. I was flat on my back.”

― Sascha Radetsky

“While I dealt with my share of injuries throughout my career, I was fortunate to have been healthy for the majority of our run in the 1990s. The same can be said about Michael Jordan.”

― Scottie Pippen

“Injuries make you stronger.”

― Seth Rollins

“I had suffered a multitude of injuries, as most guys in the business do. Most of them came at the end of my career.”

― Shane Douglas

“I don’t think I have the mileage on me to really complain of any injuries yet.”

― Shannon Miller

“I’ve been a bit unlucky with small injuries.”

― Son Heung-min

“It’s not like I can’t play football with some injuries.”

― Stefon Diggs

“My whole career, I’ve never had no serious injuries or no surgeries.”

― Stephen Jackson

“We penalize and suspend players for making contact with the head while checking, in an effort to reduce head injuries, yet we still allow fighting. We’re stuck in the middle and need to decide what kind of sport do we want to be. Either anything goes and we accept the consequences, or take the next step and eliminate fighting.”

― Steve Yzerman

“When I stopped doing ballet, I started training in the pool. I would do my barre exercises in the water, because that prevents injuries.”

― Summer Glau

“I think that’s one of the things I’ve learned through my injuries is that I need to play smarter.”

― Taysom Hill

“I understand football is a freaky sport, and injuries happen.”

― Taysom Hill

“I had a lot of ups and downs through my career at BYU, through different injuries and stuff. The fan bases have always been right there to pick me up and support me through all those injuries.”

― Taysom Hill

“All my football injuries now have arthritis in them.”

― Terry Bradshaw

“The wrestling is real, all the injuries are real, so much so that in no other sports, whether soccer or cricket or hockey, players get so many injuries as in WWE.”

― The Great Khali

“WWE was far more tougher than working for a film where you could take a shot and go and rest in the trailer, but for WWE, one had to exercise, eat well, fight, and even deal with injuries.”

― The Great Khali

“Slight small injuries, and they will become none at all.”

― Thomas Fuller

“Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindness.”

― Thomas Fuller

“It is difficult to say how muscle injuries occur.”

― Thomas Muller

“There was a disc and two bone spurs pressing on my spinal cord. If anyone’s had spinal cord problems or disc injuries in their neck, they’d understand what I went through.”

― Tito Ortiz

“I’m always getting injuries like bruised and bloody knuckles from catching a cymbal or the edge of a drum.”

― Tommy Lee

“From a personal point of view, you want to be playing in every game, but when you have to cope with the heat, the artificial surfaces, injuries, and tactics based around the coach’s selection, you can’t do it all.”

― Toni Duggan

“Definitely, injuries are tough, and they happen to every athlete in every sport. The best athletes put it behind them and keep pushing forward. I haven’t really had a choice; I’ve had so many injuries. And the love of BMX, I haven’t wanted to stop no matter what.”

― Tory Nyhaug

“Class-action lawsuits should allow those with serious injuries to have their own day in court. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act would do just that.”

― Trent Franks

“As long as we’re wearing helmets and shoulder pads – there’s collisions between these big, physical, fast guys – head injuries are going to be a part of it.”

― Troy Aikman

“Injuries are part of the game, but sometimes we can avoid them by just practicing our techniques.”

― Troy Vincent

“Coaches aren’t concentrating enough of the technical part of this game and that could lead to injuries.”

― Troy Vincent

“I have had shoulder injuries in the past, but usually it’s from training.”

― Warren Cuccurullo

“Kindnesses are easily forgotten; but injuries! what worthy man does not keep those in mind?”

― William Makepeace Thackeray

“There were schools and hospitals who were ready to take people with undescribed injuries, but not necessarily ready to take people with severe radiation poisoning.”

― William Scranton
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