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Alex McKinnon engaged to girlfriend

Alex announced his engagement to Teigan last night on Instagram. Picture: Alex McKinnon/Instagram
The 22-year-old, who is now in intensive care in Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital with a fractured dislocation of the C4 and C5 vertebrae, announced the engagement on Instagram last night.
"This girl is my soldier," the message said. "I am truly overwhelmed with support and wishes from everybody in the rugby league society and the community at large. Your ongoing support will never be forgotten.
“PS. When life throws you struggles respond with a smile. So happy to announce Teigan and my engagement. #throughthickandthin #iwillwalkherdowntheisle".
Teigan and Alex have been a couple since they were 16. Teigan moved to Newcastle from her home in Aberdeen in country NSW to be closer to Alex and study at university.
McKinnon, who has some movement in his right arm but no movement in his left arms or legs, has already undergone surgery for his condition but has been told by doctors that he may never walk again.
  • Alex McKinnon is carried off on a stretcher after being tackled.*
                                    Alex McKinnon is carried off on a stretcher after being tackled.
  • Alex McKinnon is carried off on a stretcher after being tackled.*

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