Dwayne Johnson Injury History and Recovery Timeline

Published 07/03/2021, 8:41 PM EDT


If you’ve ever watched a Dwayne Johnson adventure flick, you’d think the guy was just indestructible. Be it the Fast and Furious series, Jumanji or Hobbs and Shaw, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson almost always defies expectations.

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As a teenager, Johnson was a college football player at the University of Miami. He also won a national championship in 1991 while playing for them. He carved a reputation for himself during his wrestling days in WWE before entering Hollywood. In 2016 and 2019, Johnson made The Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list.

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However, you do not reach the level of global domination that Dwayne is currently at without a whole list of setbacks. The California-born athlete has dealt with his fair share of injury struggles. Both, from his time in the wrestling industry and as an action-driven entertainer. Here’s a list of major Dwayne Johnson injuries that defined his career.

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Dwayne Johnson injury timeline and recovery schedule

Earlier this year, Dwayne Johnson posted the above picture on his official media handle with regards to his extensive injury list. The

“Even though I look like a wounded, passed out drunk buffalo laying face down in prairies – can’t tell ya how grateful I am for these quiet healing/recovery moments.”

“4 knee surgeries, Torn quadricep off my pelvis, Torn adductor off my pelvis, Triple hernia surgery, Ruptured Achilles’ tendon, Completely shoulder reconstruction, 3 low back disc herniations, 2 low back disc ruptures,” the 48-year-old actor listed, adding, “It’s the daily reminder that we only have one body and we gotta take care of it,” the above post read.

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List of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson injuries

  • 4 knee surgeries
  • Torn quadricep off my pelvis
  • Torn adductor off my pelvis
  • Triple hernia surgery
  • Ruptured Achilles’ tendon
  • Completely shoulder reconstruction
  • 3 low back disc herniations
  • 2 low back disc ruptures

We expect this list to increase in the coming years, considering Johnson’s extensive shoot schedule and his penchant for logic-defying stunts. But we wish him good health and good fortune for the future. After all, we’d like to see how Major Luke Hobbs pans out in the Fast and Furious universe!

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