Today we're taking a look at the top five NFL running backs who had their career cut short by injury.

This is not just a list of random players. These are some of the best players to ever strap it on and step foot on an NFL field.

However, they do not get that recognition because of career ending injuries.

But they should. Is it their fault they were injured?

We can only imagine what these players would have accomplished had they not been injured. And who doesn't like to imagine? Heck, I just imagined I won an award for this slide show. Ya we all like to imagine impossible things.

This is a dedication to our imagination and to those players that deserve the recognition as the best to ever play, injury be damned.