Angel Garza explains his injury that he suffered recently at Clash of Champions.
There was a scary moment during Garza and Andrade's match against The Street Profits where Garza landed on his head after hitting a Spanish Fly on Montez Ford. Garza did get injured in the match, but in a video on his YouTube channel, he explains that his injury did not come from the Spanish Fly at all, saying that if he did get injured from it, it would have been much worse.
"My injury did not come from [the Spanish Fly]...An injury from the Spanish Fly could have been worse. Thank goodness that the injury came later and not from the Spanish Fly. In the Spanish Fly, I landed on my neck. I was not standing fully right on the ropes and Montez Ford launched himself when I was still not fully planted on the rope. It was a matter of moments that my mind went like, 'Spin' and that's the result that you saw [at Clash of Champions]," Garza said.
The actual injury Garza suffered, a small tear in his quad, came moments after when Garza went to hit Ford with a knee, but he put too much strain in the leg that was supporting it and heard a pop. Once that injury occurred, Garza bowed out of the match, telling the referee and Andrade that he can't continue. Garza said he can walk, but not put too much force onto the injured leg.
"Unfortunately, the injury came afterwards. Montez went for a kick and I grabbed the kick. When I lowered it, I went for the knee, but I put in a little too much force into it. I thought when I was going to do it, [Ford] was a little too far from where I was and I didn't measure myself properly. When I tried to stretch my leg towards him, the other leg that was supporting it couldn't handle it and was stretched out too much. That's when I heard a small pop, like a balloon exploding. Everything around that area started to get really hot and when I tried to move the leg, I had that tension close to my groin and it was my quadriceps, almost reaching my hip. That's what I felt. The referee came to me and asked if I can continue and I said no. I remember giving Andrade the tag and he asked me what's wrong and I tell him that I can't go anymore. WWE has a system that's really effective where they have all the doctors and medical personnel watching the matches on monitors and they quickly go to the ring to see what's going on. I told them what I was feeling. The medical team sent me away to get it checked. I was asked if I could walk and I said yes, but couldn't put any force down there," Garza said.
As far as the immediate aftermath of the match, Garza said he went for an MRI the next day and said it was a minor tear in his quad and hopes to be out for about a week to 15 days, maybe three weeks. Garza noted he still has some evaluations to get through but said doctors noted the injury could have been significantly worse and that he's progressing very well.
"They told me to get an MRI and I got the results and thankfully, it wasn't anything involving the tendons or with my hip as some outlets have reported. It was a quad tear and we already began treatment. I've been putting ice on it and bandages for the tear. Right now, I just came from an evaluation and we have been advancing through it incredibly. Thank God I just started to feel good. I still have more evaluations to do, but if all goes well, I think I might be out from a week to maybe 15 days. Thank God that it wasn't anything long-term like five or six months. They told me if I had continued, I could have completely torn [the quad] and would have been out for a very long time. I don't think it will even be a month to fully recover... I'm not going to be needing surgery, I'll probably be only out for a week to three weeks since the injury," Garza said.
The full video, in Spanish, can be seen at the top of the page. If you use any of the quotes above, please credit Carlos Toro for the translation and transcription.
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