The amount of training and physical stress that goes into creating an Olympic athlete cannot be overstated. It takes years of training and sacrifice to stand amongst the elite in any given sport. Athletes give up the long-term future of their bodies to represent their country.
Caitlyn Jenner is among those feelings the effects of a long career as a high-level athlete. The 1976 Olympics in Montreal marked the high point of Jenner’s decathlon career. She set a personal best time and took home her only gold medal.
The hard work and grueling training have taken their toll on Caitlyn’s knees. She’s also had to face countless distractions regarding her personal life in addition to the pain. TMZ has reported that Jenner recently underwent knee replacement surgery to take care of the physical aspect. It was 25 year in the making.
The surgery took place on December 14th at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. The three-hour procedure appears to have been a complete success. Caitlyn is even able to walk again.
Jenner will be homebound for at least another week. The difficult process of rehabbing the knee will begin from there. Caitlyn should do just fine considering her long history of physical fitness and training.
Caitlyn Jenner is hoping to get back to normal in 2022. That includes her hobbies of golf and skiing. She was unable to hit the slopes before the surgery.
Caitlyn Jenner sacrificed a knee to pursue her passion and represent her country. The surgery will finally offer some relief. Everyone here at Thirsty is sending positive thoughts and wishing Caitlyn a full and quick recovery!
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