“Really Extraordinary”: Close Friend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Applauds Lindsey Vonn for Overcoming the Worst Injuries in Her Olympic Career

Published 02/13/2022, 7:00 AM EST

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The legacy of Lindsey Vonn is one for the ages. She is one of the best Alpine skiers in the world, winning the Olympic gold medal in 2010. Her 82 World Cup victories are incredible as she dominated the competition for a long time. Thus, she is one of the legends of the sport.

However, with success comes sacrifices. Vonn suffered devastating injuries in her career. Likewise, her close friend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson spoke about her determination to overcome these injuries.


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In the meantime, Vonn is preparing to talk about her injuries on the latest episode of Earnin’ It: The NFL’s Forward Progress, which streams on Peacock Tv.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson talks about Lindsey Vonn’s injuries

The duo are great friends, as Rock supported Vonn’s fight with injuries. Chiefly, he talked about Lindsey Vonn overcoming injuries in her career. Some of her injuries are permanent and she is not in the best of shape right now.

With one’s knees providing the balance and the main component of an Alpine skier, Vonn’s right knee is permanently damaged. Thus, with all the problems she has, the famous actor and WWE superstar, the Rock, voiced out his support for the talented athlete.

“We’ve had some really fun talks, and about our injuries. Her laundry list of injuries that she has had to overcome is really extraordinary. She is in a very rare air when it comes to overcoming adversities,” said Johnson.

The American has suffered many injuries like torn ACLs, fractures near her left knee, a broken ankle, concussions, and much more. With all the stress she went through in her life, Vonn is happily retired. Moreover, she traveled to China to join the NBC commentary for the Beijing Winter Olympics.

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Vonn’s retirement


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As a pro-athlete himself, the Rock has had injuries too. With the WWE known for its fast-paced action and scary bumps, the Rock is accustomed to injuries as well. But unlike him, Vonn is happy to retire, with no regrets whatsoever.

“Honestly, retiring isn’t what upsets me. Retiring without reaching my goal is what will stay with me forever. However, I can look back at 82 World Cup wins, 20 World Cup titles, 3 Olympic medals, 7 World Championship medals and say that I have accomplished something that no other woman in HISTORY has ever done, and that is something that I will be proud of FOREVER!,” said Vonn.


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Thus, the sensational Vonn is one of the best skiers in the world. She completely dominated the sport for a long time and she is resting on her laurels now.

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Jacob Gijy


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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.
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