What's your favourite comeback story? Tue, October 16, 2007
When it comes to athletes and disease, there are two lists.
The first is populated with tragic figures such as Brian Piccolo, Reggie Lewis and Lou Gehrig -- athletes who never recovered from the ailments which struck them down in the prime of their careers. They will remain forever young in the memories of sports fans ... sad reminders that, sometimes, no amount of fame, vitality or athletic prowess can alter fate's cruel plan.
But there is also a second list, one which contains the names of sports stars who managed to battle back from life-threatening illness. Whether because of good treatment, a good attitude or good luck, their careers didn't end on the day they were diagnosed. They vanquished their afflictions and returned -- better than ever, in some cases -- to the field of play.
Do you have a favourite sports comeback story, in which the athlete returned to play professionally or otherwise? Tell us your athlete that battled back.