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Kira Grunberg, seen here competing last summer, was severely injured in a training accident this week. Doctors say she is now a paraplegic.
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August 1, 2015 Doctors say the fall has left Kira Grunberg, 21, a paraplegic — a development that shocked the sports world in Europe and brought offers of emotional and financial support.
Marcus Lattimore retired from the NFL Wednesday, ending his hopes of returning from a knee injury to play for the San Francisco 49ers.
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November 5, 2014 Running back Marcus Lattimore, 23, retired from the NFL Wednesday. He says he chose a higher quality of life, citing a lingering knee injury. Lattimore reportedly has a $1.7 million insurance policy.
Kelly Koshuta, a basketball star at James Madison High School, Vienna, Va., had surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament injured in 2012.
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April 28, 2014 A leading group of pediatricians says specialized exercises can help young athletes protect their anterior cruciate ligaments. After puberty, female athletes are especially vulnerable to ACL tears.
Duke's Jabari Parker weaves his way through UCLA players during a December game in New York.
March 3, 2014 Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but by their 40s they often have more health problems than people who never played sports, researchers say.
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