With her Quarterfinal Match against Rhea Ripley in the Mae Young Classic streaming this week on the WWE Network, Tegan Nox tweeted an update on the extent of the injury that she suffered in August and how her recovery has gone thus far.
Nox, who wasn’t able to wrestle in the 2017 Mae Young Classic after tearing her right ACL before the tournament, made it to the Quarterfinals this year. But shortly after her match with Ripley began, Nox went for a dive to the outside and hurt her left leg when landing awkwardly. She tried to continue after being checked on by a doctor and trainer, but Ripley eventually won by referee stoppage.
In her post on Wednesday night, Nox detailed just how bad her injuries from the match were: “dislocated knee cap (luckily it reset itself instantly), torn MCL & LCL, I completely tore my ACL and both meniscus (one had a ‘lightening bolt shape tear’ still a wizard when injured), bone contusions and I had a Segond Fracture on my left tibia.”
Nox noted that, while it’s going to be a long road to recovery, she’s almost two months into her rehab and things are going well and are on track. Check out her full post below:
“On last nights episode of the Mae Young Classic, during my match with Rhea Ripley I suffered an injury to my left leg very early on and as soon as it happened, I knew it was serious.
“I tried to carry on as far as I could but a few minutes later after trying to push through the pain and finish the match, it all got too much and the match was stopped.
“Being greeted backstage by the distraught faces of my friends and coaches was the most heartbreaking thing I’ve ever experienced and it hurt more than the injury itself.
“Knowing how excited they were for me to compete this year and how hard they helped me work, then having it taken away so quickly, it was devastating! I felt as if I had let them down and it broke my heart!
“Triple H was one of the first of many people there and I’ll never forget the words that he & Mr Regal said.
“There were many things said to me that night by people I hold so dearly that continuously play through my mind on loop, especially when I’m having a bad day mentally that help me pick up my head and give me the kick up the a$$ that I need!!!
“Anyway, after being checked over by Doc, I was taken to the local hospital where I was diagnosed with numerous injuries to the left leg which included: dislocated knee cap (luckily it reset itself instantly), torn MCL & LCL, I completely tore my ACL and both meniscus (one had a ‘lightening bolt shape tear’ still a wizard when injured), bone contusions and I had a Segond Fracture on my left tibia….Basically my knee exploded and I made a huge mess!!
“Days later, I was sent to one of the best surgeons, who also fixed my right knee and on August 23rd I underwent ACL & Meniscus reconstruction surgery which was a flying success.
“Obviously this means I’ll be out for a while but with the incredible Dr’s and PT team at the WWE Performance Centre, I’ll be back shinier than ever! We’re already almost 2 months into rehab and it’s going amazingly, we’re right on track and smashing goals already!!
“I can’t thank Triple H, the Coaches, the Medic staff, my friends, family and fans enough for all the support that you’ve given me over the past few weeks! They’ve been very tough both physically and more so, mentally, but I’ve done it once and I can do it again.
“It’s going to be a long road to recovery, but it’s already started and I plan on making my return special!! There’s going to be some changes but they’ll all be for the best! As Triple H said ‘this is just a bump in the road’, this isn’t the end, trust me.”
Well…that happened 🖤 I may be out for a while but I cannot thank my friends and family for everything they’ve done the past few weeks and for all the kind words I’ve received, it genuinely warms my heart and gives me that extra 🔥 to come back even better 🏴🤙🏼 pic.twitter.com/1CzYBOGGrq
— Tegan Nox 🏴 (@TeganNoxWWE_) October 18, 2018
WWE uploaded footage of Nox sustaining the injury.
WWE also posted a clip of Triple H checking on Nox after suffering the injury.