I know that the NFL’s All-Star game equivalent, the Pro Bowl, is played at the end of a season, probably because football players don’t play more than one game a week and that sports injuries are more likely and more severe
So for MLB, NBA, and NHL All Star games, has there ever been an injury to a player whose team made the championships but lost, arguably due to that injury?
Coaches and sports writers always talk about not wanting to put a certain guy out there too much, fear of injuries in an exhibition game, and whatnot, but I’m wondering if they really have that much to worry about. The injuries I remember from watching the NBA All Star game weren’t numerous, and as far as I remember, weren’t on players that were on championship contending teams. Usually the guy’s back in a couple weeks, if that long, and the game is forgotten. But the caution seems to remain persistently.