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What Ruined Gary Shirley’s Football Career?

Teen Mom star Gary Shirley has had a rough time of it lately with his ex-girlfriend and baby mama Amber Portwood in jail. Gary’s the sole guardian of baby Leah, and he recently sustained an injury.

Toward the start of the year, Gary fell while dancing to “The Electric Slip,” hurting his knees and ankles.

In addition to causing the nursing student a lot of pain, his tumble seems to have exacerbated a pre-existing injury. After revealing that he has two steel plates in his ankle, he tweeted about the end of his football dreams.

“It stopped me from playing football after high school,” he told a fan.

We’re not sure if Gary was looking to go pro or to just have some fun, but we’re sad that his injury affected his athletic potential.

Did you know Gary wanted to play football after high school? Tell us below!

02.3.2013 / 01:30 AM EDT by Rachel McRady
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