Would you trade your long term health for short term wealth? That is a big question that only the older folks could answer accurately, and the younger people would only have an opinion. If you ask Earl Campbell, running back for the Houston Oilers, what he thought, as he can barely walk from the injuries he suffered during his playing days. Now there is another story out, regarding a NHL player, who might have to retire from injuries he may have to live with the rest of his life. Ask Gordie Howe how his arthritis is, and yes you say a lot of people have arthritis, but in more cases than not, pro athletes are suffering long term injuries which will affect their ability to sustain a healthy life style the rest of their life, let alone try to get a real job, "as some fans say". Go try and get a job at age 25 to 30 years old, and list all your health problems on a resume, and see what the results are as far as securing a long term employeement for you and your family. All this so you get a chance to play Pro sports, and have fans critisize you for every mistake you make. And fans say these players only play the game for the money. I ask, would the average fan expose him/herself to this sort of life style, and the risk of there long term health, and in some caes, cut years off their life span. Here is the article from the Toronto Star. Your thoughts, only old people reply, as you know what I am talking about, I have 2 hip replacements. Mogilny may Retire Hope it is OK to C & P the article, as some might have to register, may save you the trouble. Thank to the Toronto Star, Paul Hunter. Hip woes have Mogilny pondering retirement Winger has `difficulty' sitting, walking Leafs still paying salary during lockout PAUL HUNTER SPORTS REPORTER A slow and painful recovery from a second surgery on his arthritic right hip in September now has Maple Leafs' star right winger Alexander Mogilny considering the "possibility" of retirement. "I can't really think about next year," Mogilny told Toronto radio station Fan 590. "I've got to get my hip in order. My health is too important to me right now. I have to live the rest of my life with this and I still have a lot of difficulty doing just even ordinary things (like) walking and sitting." Mogilny added: "I don't want to be on painkillers the rest of my life."