Yes, but I am woefully inconsistent in my logic. Let's see if I can wiggle out of this one. Slater is perhaps the World's Greatest Athlete for the the reasons I've mentioned. You do not HAVE to have recovered from debilitating injury in order to be classified as such. All the rest of his accomplishments, fitness, longevity, mental toughness in competition, skill and style all in a dynamic and dangerous environment puts him at (or near) the top of the list. However, if you have recovered from significant injury to return to the very top of your sport - that give you HUGE bonus points. See - totally logical!