Injuries Dampen Career of Stars in Multiple Sports, Tiger Ready to Compete

Jonathan Grant | August 21st, 2018

Injuries are the worst thing in all of sports. Whether it causes a player to be out for a game or two, a month or many months, or the rest of their career, they always add up and inflict a toll that has to be paid sooner or later. That is what New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is having to deal with right now. The Bronx Bombers have already had their fair share of injury woes this season, and now they have yet another negative to put onto the growing list.

Joining Aaron Judge and others is Gregorius, who has a bruised heel. They have officially placed him on the ten day disabled list now, showing that he will need even more time. They had originally thought that he might be able to fight through it, but it has come to a point where they have made the decision to move him on to the DL so that they can bring someone in to fill his spot on the 25 man roster for the time being.

Unlike Gregorius, Robert Wickens of Indycar looks like he will be dealing with a much, much more serious injury. The Canadian driver, in his first season in the racing series, was having an awesome year. He had ran very competitive right off the bat despite coming from a ‘stock car’ series, and was a real surprise and budding star. But that could all be gone now after his crash at Pocono that took place on Sunday. He clipped Ryan Hunter-Reay’s car, sending him into the fence. It took over ten minutes to get him out, and he’s now in the hospital going through major surgery after major surgery. It looks like he has severe back issues, which could well be the end of what looked to be a very promising career. At the very least, it will be a major detour for him.

Speaking of back injuries, one man that has shaken off those issues is Tiger Woods. The American golfer, coming off a strong second place showing in the PGA Championship, has made it very clear that he is ready for the rigorous FedexCup Playoffs. If he plays well, he could end up playing three straight weeks, but Woods says that he is prepared for that and will be able to compete. The playoffs will cut the field from 125 to 100, then from 100 to 70, and then down to 30 for the Tour Championship. Woods will need good showings to get there, as he is quite down the list. But you just never know given the way he has played recently when the tournaments have been at their most important.

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