Nina Dobrev Updates Fans On Her Recovery From Knee Injury With New Snaps

Nina Dobrev Updates Fans On Her Recovery From Knee Injury With New Snaps
  • In May, Nina Dobrev got into a serious bike accident in May.

  • The Vampire Diaries needed surgery to repair a fractured knee, her meniscus, and her ACL.

  • She keeps fans updated on her recovery over on Instagram.

Nina Dobrev updated fans on her recovery from knee surgery in June to repair knee injuries from a bike accident.

“In case you’ve been wondering what I’ve been up to,” she wrote across a series of three stories with photos of her in bed with a rehabilitation machine. The last photo in the series was a photo of her eating breakfast in bed, with the words “Eat. Sleep. CPM machine. Physical therapy. Repeat.”

In May, Nina first shared that she hurt herself while on a dirt bike. In her latest appearance, the actress revealed that the accident was thanks to a "wheelie."

"I don't recommend it, guys. It's okay, I learned a lesson, don't ever get on a dirt bike. I was in a wheelie, lost control, whisky throttled, bike flew," she shared. "Luckily, it didn't fall on me, which is what the doctor said would have been a lot worse. But when I landed, I landed on one leg, straight, and my knee just snapped."

Now, Nina's recovery is all about taking it slow. "Cuddle puddle is my life these days," she said. "It's just the puppies, and at home watching movies, physical therapy, eat, sleep, or pee is kind of the schedule."

Watch Nina's full segment below:

On May 20, the actress first shared news of her accident with an Instagram post reading, “How it started vs how it’s going 🤕.”

In the first shot, Nina can be seen posing on what looks like an electric bike, looking relaxed and comfortable. In the next photo, she’s laying on a hospital bed in a neck brace with an IV in her arm and a large wrap around her knee.

On the 35-year-old’s Instagram Stories, she shared another shot of herself in the hospital bed with a pouty face.

That was followed by this message: “I’m ok but it’s going to be a long road of recovery ahead.” She also added: “I think it’s safe to say that my first time on a dirt bike will also be my last lol.”

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Nina Dobrev captioned her Instagram Story, "I’m ok but it’s going to be a long road of recovery ahead."Nina Dobrev/Instagram

On June 2, Nina shared a series of photos of her leg in a brace, telling her followers that they can expect to see her healing for quite some time.

"•life looks a lil different lately•" she captioned the Instagram post. "trading in the 'selfie' for the 'leggie.' get ready for the leg content because that’s all I’ve got in my camera roll these days 😂🙏🏼"

The post also included a sweet tribute to boyfriend Shaun White, who appeared in a video wearing an "Elena Gilbert" sweatshirt. (Elena Gilbert was the name of Nina's Vampire Diaries character.)

A few days later, Nina informed her followers that her surgery was a "success."

"Thank you to everyone who has been sending kind messages, thoughts, prayers, and good vibes," she captioned her post. "I have been feeling the support and positive energy. It means more than you will ever know ❤️🩹"

In the comments section, her famous friends wished her well. "Never looked that good in a surgical bonnet. Lookin on top and as you recover on top my loves ♥️" Sarah Hyland wrote. "Feel better soon! And I know this is not the point—but you are so beautiful," Alyssa Milano added.

Typically, Nina is incredibly active, previously telling Women’s Health that she likes to do a "workout cocktail" of yoga, running, weight training, boxes, and group classes.

“I’m getting older and more conscious of what I eat and how I eat it and what I do,” she explained. “Doing something different [each day] has been the most fun, and I’ve seen the most benefit because you shock your system.”

Nina looks forward to working up a sweat. “I need to sweat every single day somehow, even if it’s just in the steam room,” she said. “Some days are better than others.”

She makes a point to eat healthy, and focuses on eating every two hours to keep her metabolism stable, too.

“I feel healthier,” she said. “You’re happier when your body is full, your brain functions better, and you’re a nicer person. I would get hangry, I think, because I was so busy running around that I wasn’t the best version of myself.”

Feel better, Nina!

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