Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! Not necessarily true. I was a big fan of Nix coming into the draft. It will all depend on the specifics of the injury, the corrective surgery and how the rehab goes. Nix could be totally recovered and have a 10+ year career in the pros. He also could develop severe arthritis in his knee early on and have his career cut short after only 3 or 4 years. I'm sure that every team looking a Nix has put him through the wringer medically. But no one is talking about it so we have to guess.