That time Lindsey Vonn rehabbed competitively with Gronk

Vonn is very competitive, even when it comes to rehabbing an injury which she said she did 'against' the Gronk.

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Lindsey Vonn has been in the headlines lately for non-sports reasons, but make no mistake: The accomplished skier is one heck of an athlete, and she’s super competitive.

Rob Gronkowski found that out first-hand last offseason.

Vonn joined host Conan O’Brien on his late-night show Tuesday, and among the topics of discussion were the ESPYs, where both she and the New England Patriots tight end are up for Best Comeback Athlete, alongside Alex Rodriguez and Derrick Rose.

In talking about her recovery from a devastating knee injury, Vonn revealed she rehabbed alongside Gronkowski, who was hoping to bounce back from his own ACL injury that ended his 2013 season.

"He’s kind of cool," Vonn allowed. 

Though Vonn also said it didn’t take long for things to get super competitive between the two (skip to 1:45 to hear her talk Gronk).

We can only imagine Vonn and Gronk’s heated battles on the arm bike.

Vonn also showed her how competitive she is by telling O’Brien that she should beat out Gronk for the award.

“I think my injury was a lot worse, so technically I should win,” she said.

Neither athlete seems too fond of losing, so we’re guessing one person will leave the award show Wednesday night in a bad mood.

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