Amazing news for injured Rugby League player Alex McKinnon.

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“When life throws you struggles respond with a smile.”

That was the message posted by injured Knights football player Alex McKinnon last night on Instagram after he proposed to his childhood sweetheart Teigan Power.

“This girl is my soldier, I am truly overwhelmed with the support and wishes from everybody in the rugby league society and the community at large. Your ongoing support will never be forgotten,” he said.

McKinnon, 22, is in hospital with a broken neck after being injured in a tackle against the Melbourne Storm.

Last week, he was told he may never walk again. But he’s refusing to give up hope, saying that his main motivation now is to walk again, so he can lead Teigan down the aisle.

“So happy to announce Teigan and my engagement. #throughthickandthin #iwillwalkherdowntheisle,” he posted.


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