Derrick Rose and 10 Athletes Who Can’t Stay Healthy

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Derrick Rose and 10 Athletes Who Are Always Hurt

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Derrick Rose has been ruled out for the rest of the 2013 season. The star point guard tore the meniscus in his right knee and it will mark the second time in three seasons that he's gone down with a significant injury. The ACL tear that Rose suffered in 2012 was just one of the many injuries that he fought through that season, so at this point, it's safe to say that he's an injury-prone player.

As sad as it is to see talent wasted with Rose, facts are facts, the guy just can't stay healthy. Maybe that will change in the future, but he's more than likely going to suffer with injuries the rest of his career. He's no longer a guy that the Chicago Bulls can fully count on.

The Bulls should obviously hang on to Rose and see what happens down the road, but they also need to start bringing in more talent to put around him. There's been talk of finding a new '1' to go with Rose who would then become a '1A' type of player for Chicago. Can the talented point guard still be a franchise player? Sure, but it's past the point of counting on him to be one. If it happens, it's just a bonus.

Injury-prone athletes are no doubt tough for fans to follow. In this slideshow we'll take a look at 10 talented athletes that can't stay on the field, court and diamond. Most of these guys are keg cogs to their franchises, so it's especially disappointing to see them keep going down with injuries. We'll have to wait and see if any of them can shed their injury-prone reputations in the future, but most of the time, athletes that are always hurt, stay always hurt:

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Michael Vick

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Vick is on the sidelines yet again in 2013. In his 11-year career, he's only played one full season.

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Amar'e Stoudemire

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Ever since he signed a mega-deal in New York, Stoudemire hasn't been able to stay healthy to save his life.

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Greg Oden

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Oden is attempting a comeback with the Miami Heat, but he's yet to play in 2013 after three years away from the game.

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Jake Locker

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Locker was supposed to be the answer in Tennessee, but now he's on the shelf following his second major injury of 2013.

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Reggie Bush

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Bush is always banged up. You have to give him credit though, because he still usually toughs it out and plays in most games.

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Andrew Bynum

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Retirement is still a real possibility for Bynum, even after the center sat out the entire 2012-13 season. He says his knees constantly hurt and that he's frustrated about not being the same player.

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Miles Austin

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If you look up hamstring injury in the sports dictionary, you'll see a picture of Miles Austin.

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Stephen Strasburg

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The Phenom is as good as advertised when on the mound, but he's had a hard time staying out there during his four-year career.

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Percy Harvin

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Harvin is a tough individual, but he's always battling a headache or some type of nagging injury. This year, however, he missed the first 10 games of the season.

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Darren McFadden

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McFadden will more than likely be looking for a new home this offseason after spending six injury-filled seasons in Oakland.


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