Sports injuries can mean the end of a sporting career for many an athlete, but these stars have had great comebacks after enduring a sport injury.
Rafael Nadal, the Spanish tennis player, is currently ranked number five in the world. After a knee injury Nadal took seven months to rest and receive aggressive treatment and therapy.
Jean de Villiers was back on the field after experiencing a serious knee injury.
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SA paralympian medalist Ilse Hayes, recovered from a back injury and went on to win gold in the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha.
Arsenal player Aaron Ramsey made an incredible comeback to the football field after breaking a leg.
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Maria Sharapova has suffered multiple leg and forearm injuries during her career.
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