JOHN JOHN: 'NOTHING WILL STOP MY CAREER UNLESS I LOSE A PASSION FOR COMPETITION'

The Hawaiian surfer is determined to get back in shape again.

In the space of two years, this is the second time that ‘John John Florence’ has had problems with the ligaments in his knees and consequently has had to go to the operating table.

If in 2019, the Hawaiian surfer contracted a torn ligament in his right knee, last May he suffered a partial tear in the ligaments in his left knee.

At a time when the ID card indicates 28 years of age, completing 29 springs in October, the physical problems that John John has been suffering in his knees are already beginning to be some, which raises the question of the impact that these will have in the future. injuries may have in Florence’s career, namely in terms of its duration or even in its psychological component.

However, all of this is something that does not disturb John John. “I’m not one of those people who thinks about how things will be 10 years from now. However, I don’t see anything stopping my career unless I lose my passion for competition,” confided the two-time world champion in an interview with the website ‘The Inertia’.

In this same conversation, the current No. 10 in the world ranking guarantees that he is not in the least “concerned” with the recent injuries suffered, as they “will not influence” his surfing. John John Florence even says he looks at these “bumps that come up” as “fun challenges.”

“Currently, medicine is very good. Ten years ago these injuries ended the careers of athletes. I started surfing six weeks ago, which is fantastic,” concluded the native of the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

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