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What are some of your craziest injuries?‼️ Post them, tag me, and use #MyCrazyInjury and #GoBigOrGoHome I was scrolling through pictures today, and I noticed I have a lot of injury photos. I have never been someone to hold back in any way. I go all out, or crash and burn trying. Holding back gets you nowhere. Take risks, fall hard, win BIG! Top Left: Two broken bones and a Lis Franc Tear. Bad vault at the 2011 World Championships. 3 surgeries, 9 months recovery Top Right: Ruptured vein from landing on my arms on Parallel bars at the 2006 US nationals. Bottom Left: Ruptured Peck, torn rotator cuff. #gymnastics Bottom Right: #ninjury #getup #keepmoving #ineverquit #hortonstrong #inspire #betheleader #grit
Jonathan Horton is an Olympic gymnast who ran the American Ninja Warrior course in San Antonio during season nine. He focused on training for the show after a shoulder injury sidelined his plans for the 2016 Olympic games.
As a high level athlete, Jonathan is no stranger to the risk of injury that comes along with all types of training and competing.
But, whoo boy, we weren’t quite ready for his Instagram post showing off some of his battle scars.
We can’t decide which one freaks us out more. Maybe the foot? Maybe the bicep?
While Jonathan didn’t sustain all these injuries during Ninja Warrior (the bottom right picture is listed as a “Ninjury” in the caption), it paints a stark picture of what athletes put their bodies through.
And Jonathan just keeps right on going! He’s worked to rehab all his injuries and continues to push forward.
Check out his fantastic course competition at the San Antonio Qualifiers.