Jonathan Gelber has compiled a list of the most impactful injuries in Tommy John’s Elbow and Tiger Woods’s Back: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society and the ripple effect they have had in how modern sports are played today. Whether it is through surgeries or rule changes, the game has had to evolve with every gruesome injury or, in some cases, even death.
Among the athletes featured in this book are:
• Tommy John and how the surgery that came about in his name changed the game of baseball
• Yao Ming, Bill Walton, and other NBA stars, and how foot injuries affected their careers
• Dale Earnhardt and how his devastating crash led to new rules and safety concerns for NASCAR
• And many more!
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