“I Was on the Field Crying”: Simone Biles’ Fiancé Jonathan Owens Once Recalled Life Changing Moment in His NFL Career

The most decorated gymnast, Simone Biles, made her debut in gymnastics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. During her career, she has suffered many injuries. For example, she suffered from a broken rib in 2016 but continued to perform gymnastics and went to the doctor after a few weeks.

Similarly, her fiance, NFL player Jonathan Owens, also suffered from a major heart-wrenching injury. Owens currently plays for the Houston Texans.

Jonathan Owens’ injury was similar to that of Simone Biles’


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Simone’s fiance Jonathan started playing high school football at CBC (Christian Brothers College) under the guidance of coach Scott Pingel. When his professional career began, he signed with the Houston Texans in September 2019.

He suffered from a major life-changing injury when he joined Houston. Owens updated about his injury on his Instagram account. Jonathan wrote, “I was on the field crying. I didn’t understand how that process worked.”

He describes his injury and panic, “I didn’t know what my next move was going to be. I remember them walking me into the training room and telling me they were going to put me on injured reserve, and I didn’t know what that meant.”


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But all of his friends and teammates were with him. “I’m seeing all my friends’ cars drive into the facility, and it motivates me. It was a very humbling experience, because at the time I was feeling good.”

His injury was a motivation for other athletes suffering from injuries.

Jonathan appreciates Simone

Owens proposed to Simone Biles in February, and they announced their engagement. Simone took a break from gymnastics during the Tokyo Olympics. Once, during an episode of Simone vs. Herself on Facebook Watch, Biles took Owens to her gymnastics arena, where Owens watched her perform gymnastics.


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Talking about Biles’ commitment to her craft, Owens said, “Her work ethic was really the first thing that caught my eye. I never really watched gymnastics before I first started talking to her. When I met her, I honestly didn’t know who she was. It was just kind of like, ‘Oh, she’s got a lot of followers. You know, she must be pretty good or something.”

Do you think Biles is one of the greatest athletes to have come out of the United States in the past decade? Or do you have someone else in mind? Let us know in the comments.

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