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Alex McKinnon announces he and his wife Teigan are expecting their first child 

Former rugby league star Alex McKinnon is expecting his first child with his wife Teigan.

The 26-year-old announced his baby joy on Instagram just months after tying the knot in an intimate ceremony in last year.

McKinnon shared a candid photograph with his wife holding a picture of the ultrasound, revealing the baby will be due in October 2018. 

The 26-year-old announced his baby joy on Instagram just months after tying the knot in an intimate ceremony in October last year

McKinnon shared a candid photograph holding a picture of the ultrasound, revealing the baby will be due in October 2018

McKinnon shared a candid photograph holding a picture of the ultrasound, revealing the baby will be due in October 2018

‘Baby Mckinnon coming soon,’ the ex-NRL player wrote in a sweet post.

McKinnon, who was left paralysed after a shocking on-field incident, married his long-term partner Teigan last October.

The former Newcastle Knights forward even kept his promise to rise out of his wheelchair to greet his stunning bride.

The loved-up pair have remained strong through McKinnon’s devastating spinal chord injury in 2014.

His promising career was cut short following the accident and he proposed to his now wife from his hospital bed just days later and vowed to be on his feet when they married, despite being diagnosed a quadriplegic. 

McKinnon, who was left paralysed after a shocking on-field incident, married his long-term partner Teigan last October (Both pictured)

McKinnon, who was left paralysed after a shocking on-field incident, married his long-term partner Teigan last October (Both pictured)

The former Newcastle Knights player even kept his promise to rise out of his wheelchair to greet his stunning bride (Pictured)

The former Newcastle Knights player even kept his promise to rise out of his wheelchair to greet his stunning bride (Pictured)

The loved-up pair (pictured) have remained strong through McKinnon's devastating spinal chord injury in 2014

The loved-up pair (pictured) have remained strong through McKinnon’s devastating spinal chord injury in 2014

McKinnon had previously open about his hopes of having a baby, despite the horrific game accident which left him in a wheelchair. 

‘One of the first things Alex wanted to know after the accident was whether we could have kids one day, because he didn’t want to miss out on that,’ Teigen (nee Power) said after the incident.

‘So we went to see a fertility specialist and it seems there’s a great chance, because he still creates sperm.’

The inspiring young man was left in an induced coma for three days after suffering a catastrophic tackle in round three of the 2014 NRL season in a match against Melbourne Storm.

When he finally woke he was warned he may never walk or even stand again – but after 10 months of intense rehabilitation, he showed the power of determination to defy the odds.  

McKinnon (far leftO had previously open about his hopes of having a baby, despite the horrific game accident which left him in a wheelchair

McKinnon (far leftO had previously open about his hopes of having a baby, despite the horrific game accident which left him in a wheelchair

‘One of the first things Alex wanted to know after the accident was whether we could have kids one day, because he didn’t want to miss out on that,’ Teigen (nee Power) said after the incident (both pictured)

‘One of the first things Alex wanted to know after the accident was whether we could have kids one day, because he didn’t want to miss out on that,’ Teigen (nee Power) said after the incident (both pictured)



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