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Continued: C.J.: Commander Nix, of Minnesota Roller Girls, has a shout-out for Adrian Peterson

  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 12, 2014 - 4:31 PM


Q: What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?

A: If you check out this knee brace down here, I blew out my ACL and MCL. My knee buckled, I fell down, I got a penalty because somebody tripped over me. Got sent to the penalty box. As I’m skating to the penalty box with my knee not really attached anymore, I sat down and thought, ‘This can’t be good.’ I got released from the penalty box, skated for about 30 more seconds and then realized I didn’t have ligaments in my knee. Two surgeries later, I’m back.


Q: And still fearless?

A: Still fearless. Look at the brace.


Q: What were your sports before this?

A: Soccer player and also a pole vaulter. Maybe that’s where I lost a little fear.


Q: Are there any famous athletes you’d like to get on the track?

A: I channel Adrian Peterson. I’m a jammer and I try to visualize him going through the pack all speedy fast. Adrian: If you see this someday, give me a call. You’re my hero!


Q: You know, under a pile of NFL players there’s pinching, there’s grabbing. Are those antics replicated on the flat track?

A: I guess sometimes there’s pinching trying to shuffle through. If you are on the ground, you try to get up as fast as you can. Luckily, there’s no eye-gouging, which I hear happens in those [NFL] scrums.


Q: Does the trash talking on the track follow you off the track?

A: Do you count the locker room? Then yes. And the warm-up track? Yes.

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