Mickie James' Reacts To Undergoing ACL Surgery, How Long She Will Be Out Of Action - PWPIX.net

Mickie James’ Reacts To Undergoing ACL Surgery, How Long She Will Be Out Of Action

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Mickie James is recovering from successful reconstructive surgery on her right knee on Tuesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

The SmackDown LIVE Superstar took to Instagram today to talk about how she’s feeling after undergoing the procedure, which was performed by Dr. Jeffrey R. Dugas (WWE Associate Medical Director).

“Massive thank you to Dr. Dugas @Andrews_sports_medicine for fixing me up as good as new! You’re incredible. I am just so thankful. You’re team, the entire staff, including the sweetest Valets ever, went above and beyond for me. Also so much love to Kevin Wilk & his killer team at @championsportsmedicine . I can’t thank you guys enough for kicking my butt & getting me up on my feet already. Headed home sweet home for a lot of R&R&R.#bionic #GAW.”

Along with a photo of herself with Dugas, James shared a photo of her wearing a leg cast.

According to Dave Meltzer in Wrestling Observer Newsletter, James’ doctors estimate that she won’t be able to return to the ring until the middle of April. So that puts her out of action for about nine more months and likely until after WrestleMania 36 on April 5, 2020.

In a tweet before the procedure, James seemed to indicate that there’s a chance she may not return to the ring.

James tore her ACL while facing Carmella at a WWE live event in Waco, Texas on June 1, which was her first match since joining SmackDown LIVE in the Super Shake-up. The match lasted about five minutes as Carmella scored the win shortly after the injury occurred. James was briefly evaluated by a ringside physician before heading backstage with minor assistance.

The injury should alter James’ WWE contract status since her three-year deal is set to expire in December. Since a talent can’t be released while injured, WWE will have to freeze her contract until she resumes wrestling. When she’s cleared to resume wrestling, she’ll probably have six or seven months left on the deal before it expires.