Ronda Rousey comments on her injury.
WWE previously announced that Rousey suffered an arm injury, and she appeared in a sling on the March 3 episode of WWE SmackDown. PWTorch subsequently reported that Rousey had aggravated an previous injury, but she was still set to compete at WWE WrestleMania 39.
In a post on Instagram, Rousey highlighted how she has been training and noted that she has been dealing with a fractured radius. She then detailed how she dealt with plenty of dislocations over the years, but her elbow finally fractured when she slapped the mat at WWE's live event in Rockford, Illinois, on February 26. Rousey stated that the doctors aren't letting her compete right now, but she made it clear that she'll be coming back with a vengeance.
The post is as follows:
How do you train with no ACL or cartilage in your right knee as well as a fractured radius?
Focus on what you CAN do - I have some of the most versatile training routines on earth, I need to do PT, build strength, retain flexibility, and train technique across multiple disciplines - sometimes all in a single session.
After over two and a half decades of combat sports training - the smallest misstep could result in surgery.
Thankfully @mizunousa just sent me their new TS-01 trainers specifically designed for stability (while still ultra light so not to aggravate what remains of my knees ---- woohoo!) check link in bio to get yours --
2 weeks after my ACL reconstruction (at 16 years old) My mom had me on the floor doing pushups to teach me a lesson: you can sit around and feel sorry for yourself, or get off your mopey ass and train with a vengeance.
It’s thanks to that ACL injury I spent an entire year focusing solely on newaza (ground techniques in judo) and became the best in the world in armbars and transitions (anyone who doubts me is welcome to try me --)
Well, after thousands of dislocations (I thought not tapping out to armbars and tearing ligaments was cool in my teens) my elbow finally fractured simply by slapping the mat in Rockford, Illinois- right before Wrestlemania.
The only thing saving these chicks now are the doctors not letting me compete. Well ladies, they can’t keep me away forever, I’m not moping, vengeance is coming.
Rousey last wrestled at the WWE live event on February 26. She has not competed on WWE TV since the February 17 episode of WWE SmackDown.
It's currently unclear how long Rousey will be sidelined. Fightful will continue to monitor the situation and provide information as it becomes available.
Shayna Baszler recently commented on the possibility of chasing the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship with Rousey. Click here to see what she had to say.
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