The headlines are destined to be dominated by the likes of Todd Carney, but Alex McKinnon’s story of courage continues to provide inspiration amongst the doom and gloom.
News broke yesterday that the injured Newcastle backrower is preparing to leave hospital before continuing his treatment at a specialised spinal rehabilitation facility.
The giant strides McKinnon has made since his terrifying injury three months ago have only been matched by his extraordinary positivity and bravery in the face of an arduous road to recovery.
And it’s not just Rugby League types McKinnon’s story has affected. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, in Australia filming on the Gold Coast, took time out to call the 22-year-old during an interview with Beau Ryan on The Footy Show.
The pro wrestling legend and movie star’s admiration for McKinnon is palpable; it is truly a touching watch: