Like many pro wrestlers, Josh Alexander is no stranger to working through injuries.
In an interview with The Wrestling's Cool, Alexander revealed he's currently working through a severely bruised heel as he continues to wrestle for IMPACT Wrestling.
"Working around injuries is something that, unfortunately, I've made a name for myself doing. Even currently, I'm working through a severely bruised heel. It's just something you have to be accustomed to doing. I know I'm not going to injure myself any further and I know where I can push my limits," said Alexander.
Alexander wrestled on Tuesday's IMPACT, teaming with Matt Cardona to defeat Ace Austin & Madman Fulton.
He took to social media to comment on the report.
Since it's being reported all over. Yes I bruised my heel in the #HardToKill pre-show match.— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) January 27, 2021
I wasn't injured. I was hurt. Thankfully I'm all healed up now.
It would be tough to find me an athlete in any sport that doesn't compete at less than 100% from time to time.
Elsewhere during the interview, Alexander discussed his broken neck and how it made him work harder than anyone upon his return to wrestling in 2016 after retiring following surgery in July 2015.
"The neck is something different, obviously. The first time, I was terrified. 'Oh my God, I broke my neck, I'm going to be in a wheelchair the rest of my life.' You just jump to these conclusions. Finding out my wrestling career was going to end, I didn't really deal with it in any way. I didn't realize the severity of it until I had my surgery and was sitting at home going, 'What do I do now?' It was the best thing to happen in my career, in a weird way. When I came back, now I work harder than anybody in wrestling. If I find out they work harder than me, I'll work harder. I know what I lost," he said.
Alexander signed a three-year deal with IMPACT in February 2019.
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