Alex McKinnon celebrated Grand Final weekend by walking 80 metres

ALEX McKinnon continues to move a step closer to his dream of walking his fiance down the aisle, walking 80 metres over the Grand Final weekend.

Early in 2014, the Newcastle Knights rising star was critically injured in an NRL game with the Melbourne Storm.

He suffered two fractured vertebrae in a tackle that stunned the entire NRL community, and indeed the rest of Australia.


He was told he would never walk again.

However,  the 23-year-old has refused to accept that as his fate.

On Saturday, McKinnon shared a video on his Instagram account, showing him walking 80 metres with the help of his Gold Coast rehabilitation team.

McKinnon has always stated he would walk long-time girlfriend, and now fiance, Teigan Power, down the aisle.

At teigs graduation ?? @teiganpower ??

A photo posted by @alexmmckinnon on