At IMPACT Bound For Glory, Heath competed in the Call Your Shot gauntlet where he had a chance to earn a contract with IMPACT Wrestling.
Though Heath didn't win the gauntlet his partner Rhino did, getting him a contract with the company. Heath was scheduled to win the match, but suffered an injury shortly after entering the ring, and the finish had to be changed.
Speaking to Ryback on The Ryback Show, Heath detailed the injury coming out of Bound For Glory.
"I went into that damn match and I'm not supposed to bump and win it. I'm going good as hell. I get in, three moves I've hit for the last ten years of my career. I slide in, Myers throws the clothesline, I duck it, hit that neckbreaker and it felt like someone stabbed me in the damn gut with a knife. 'Oh, what the hell is that?' I get up, hit the leg lariat thinking I'm good. I just dropped to my face. I hit my knee. I go to the top rope and I look out and go, 'I'm fucked.' Even if I'm supposed to win, whatever, if I can't contribute, why should I even do it? I've never felt pain like that. It felt like someone took the knife and twisted it," he said.
Heath continued, revealing that the initial diagnosis of the injury was incorrect.
"The person at the hospital said, 'Oh, you have a hernia,' so that's what everyone thought. I went to a hernia specialist and he was like, 'Nah, it ain't that. You ripped your adductor muscle off the bone and slightly tore your groin.' I was like, 'Do I need surgery?' 'No. Once you rip that adductor muscle, we can only substrate it back to the bone, but you don't actually need that to happen.' I'm like, 'Shit, what am I gonna do?' 'You're gonna ice and do nothing for about two months.' I went from bruising everyone and barely able to walk. It's been a month now and I'm walking well and still a little bruised. I'm supposed to be back in January," said Heath.
While Heath has been off television, Rhino has been feuding with Eric Young and the debuting Joe Doering.
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