Jeff Hardy on Possibly Returning to WWE, His Current Injury, Wrestling for TNA Next Month, More

Jeff Hardy

– Jeff Hardy recently appeared on Ric Flair’s “Woooo! Nation” podcast to discuss his injury, status with TNA, WWE and more. The full interview can be heard at this link. Thanks to TNA Asylum for the following highlights:

His knee injury:

“I broke my leg April 28th on my dirt bike. At first I thought I broke both legs because it felt so intense, but luckily it was just my right leg. Now the problem is after four to five months of dealing with that, my knee was swollen for so long. They totally misread my MRI, and my PCL is destroyed. That’s why I have no stability in my knee. It’s amazing I can walk as good as I can. I actually got a good brace to stabilize it, and I’m going to try to wrestle with it and see how it goes, but I’m definitely looking at surgery to repair it. There are so many things I couldn’t do now, as far as landing on my knee. I would have to totally modify my style, which I’m going to anyway, but long story short: they have to take out the rod they put in my tibia and drill another hole through the tibia to fix the PCL. In six to nine months, I’ll hopefully be 100% again. Other than that, I’m doing okay.”

His current TNA status:

“Whenever I’m able to wrestle, I’ll be in my last year with TNA and then I can decide what I want to do. We’re going to do some tapings the first week of January and depending on how that goes, that’s when I’m going to decide whether I go through with the surgery or try to work for a while and avoid surgery with the brace. So it’s kind of up in the air, but, yeah, I’ll be in my last year with TNA after February 28th.”

In-ring future and returning to the ring next month:

“I’m going to try to wrestle with this brace on in January and see how it feels. I’m scared, honestly, because I don’t want to hurt it worse. I tried physical therapy for a month and there were things I couldn’t even do with my right leg; it was so weak. I’m going to give it a shot. Maybe just try a few easy matches and see how the weight feels landing on my knee and maybe not doing as many moves as I normally do. Ultimately, I’m going to end up having surgery sometime next year and I’ll probably be missing most of 2016. I want to get back in full effect as soon as possible, so I’m going to do everything that I can to be better than I’ve ever been before. I cannot wait to get back in the ring, because being hurt makes me realize how much I love pro wrestling.”

Possibly returning to WWE:

“I think there’s a huge possibility down the road. I’m not sure when, but I think Matt and myself would love to end our careers in the WWE, and it would be super great to be able to have a few more good ones with the Dudley Boyz. As far as us returning and having more matches with them, it all depends on how long they’re going to be there and how long it takes us to get there. Everything depends on my knee, as far as my future.”

His wrestling bucket list:

“There are two big things. I’ve never got to do a Hell in the Cell, and I’ve never been in the main event at WrestleMania. Ultimately, it could all work out one day before it’s all over and if I’m able and healthy enough down the road, those are two things I would love to do. Other than that, I’ve done most of everything I’ve wanted to do. I just hope I can get over this knee injury and get back to normal and be better than ever. I’m a little bummed out and afraid right now, because I’ve never been threatened by a serious injury before and this feels pretty serious.​”

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