: frequently injured
an athlete who is injury-prone

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Guardians already have enough poor fielding, streaky and injury-prone outfielders. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 27 Nov. 2021 The only suspense beyond that was waiting to see when Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla would remove essential but injury-prone center Robert Williams from the rout. Chad Finn,, 4 May 2023 Both teams lean heavily on injury-prone running backs. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2022 Their primary backup, injury-prone Adalberto Mondesí, will open the season on the injured list recovering from knee surgery. Peter Abraham,, 25 Mar. 2023 Say injury-prone Trout can play 140 regular-season games. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 22 Mar. 2023 His first player was injury-prone ace Jacob deGrom, who at $23 could be a huge bargain … or an expensive bust. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2023 For example, what’s the point of keeping injury-prone Eden Hazard on the payroll, given his few contributions after costing €115 million ($123 million) in transfer fees before wages? Henry Flynn, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 During his season-ending press conference on Jan. 16, Dolphins general manager Chris Grier said the franchise did not consider Tagovailoa to be injury-prone and would proceed with its preparations for the 2023 season with Tagovailoa as the starting quarterback. Mark Inabinett |, al, 31 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Injury-prone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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