The JockDoc

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Anybody know of famous athletes who have suffered lumbar vertebral burst fractures and recovered to compete again?
 

RUOkie

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Do you mean a 3 column fracture? If so, it would be highly unlikely since a multilevel fusion would be needed. If you are talking about a 1 column fracture, then possibly.