I played one year in the NFL before I got a very bad ankle injury. I was projected to be out for months and many thought that my career was over. The team sent me off to a sports rehabilitation center.
I was there every day for three months working with a trainer. After a while it became clear that I would probably never return to the league. But there was an unexpected plus. I began a realtionship with my trainer and now, three years later, we are married. She is the love of my life and I don't regret the injury at all because it helped me to find her.