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Sonny Bill Williams Goes to Extreme Lengths to Exercise

A determined New Zealand rugby star with a partially-ruptured Achilles tendon recently posted a video of himself online exercising. Sonny Bill Williams expressed his resolve to remain muscular and ripped, despite his injury which prevents him from walking easily. He strapped a skateboard to his moon-boot enclosed cast, so that he could work out on a rowing machine while keeping the injured leg extended.

The athlete recently participated on behalf of the New Zealand Kiwis in the 2016 Olympics, but suffered an unfortunate tendon rupture during a match against Japan. The injury sidelined him for the rest of the games. He helped the Kiwis win the World Cup in 2011 and 2015. Just prior to flying to Rio di Janeiro, Sonny Bill Williams agreed to play rugby until at least the 2019 World Cup. He plans to join the Blues, a team based in Auckland and coached by Tana Umaga.

The Daily Mail reported Sonny Bill Williams previously competed in heavyweight boxing as well as rugby. He won the New Zealand Professional Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship in 2012.

The August injury will prevent the New Zealand rugby star from participating in rugby for at least six to nine months time. It meant that he could not finish the season with the All Blacks rugby team. He also missed the opportunity to play in the Bledisloe Cup Series. His determination to keep working out during his recovery might not please some physicians, but certainly does display an iron willpower!