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Christopher L. Gasper

Fact is, injuries can cost you a job in sports

Job security in professional sports is an oxymoron. It’s more like job insecurity. Athletes look over their shoulders so much that their heads should be able to spin 360 degrees, as in “The Exorcist.”

With the exception of a few franchise players — the Tom Bradys, Kobe Bryants, and Derek Jeters — employers are always on the lookout for someone better, younger, or cheaper, or all of the above.

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