Chelsea Green underwent surgery on Thursday morning after breaking her wrist the night before during a dark match at WWE’s NXT TV tapings at Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida.
Green revealed the unfortunate news on Twitter and Instagram.
Green wrote, “Today I had the opportunity to wrestle for the first time at Full Sail for @wwenxt after years of dreaming of it! Wow, it was everything I had imagined it would be!!!
“Of course, with this job comes occupational hazards. Unfortunately, I broke my wrist mid-match & will require surgery first thing tomorrow morning.
“It sucks. I’m upset, I’m angry, I’m sore… but I’ll be back soon. This is just a tiny bump in the road to many goals I have set for 2019!”
Green revealed on Instagram that she ended up back in the hospital today for pain and swelling. She thanked Kacy Catanzaro for driving her around Orlando, Floria and staying with her at the hospital for six hours. Green indicated that she will be out of action for six weeks.
Green broke her wrist during a dark match against Jessie (aka Jessie Elaban). Green scored the win after nailing Jessie with the UnPrettyHER (which is what Green calls her inverted double under hook facebuster).
Green formerly wrestled in Impact Wrestling under the name Laurel Van Ness, where she became an Impact Knockouts Champion. After leaving Impact in January 2018, she had a brief run in Lucha Underground as Reklusa before joining the WWE Performance Center in October. She made her debut the same month and has wrestled regularly at non-televised events in Florida.
Green is regarded well by WWE management as they feel she has the potential to be a star on the main roster.