Ouch indeed. There are a lot of injuries in professional wrestling and some of them are a lot more serious than others. Some of them will keep you out of action for days while others can put it at closer to a year. You can often tell how bad something is going to be just by looking at the injury itself and unfortunately, that was the case with a recent knee injury to an NXT talent.
On Friday, Rachel Evers tweeted that she has torn her ACL after an injury during an NXT match last Saturday in Florida. The injury took place during a match against Lacey Lane when Evers planted her leg wrong and went down, causing the match to be stopped. Evers is scheduled for surgery on both Tuesday and Wednesday and there is no timetable for her return to the ring.
— Rachael Evers (@RachaelEversWWE) August 2, 2019
Evers is a little better when she’s healthy. Check out one of her matches from the Mae Young Classic:
Opinion: That’s the kind of thing that you can never plan for and it shows just how fast a career can change in wrestling. This injury took place because someone’s foot landed wrong in a spot that she has probably done a thousand times. You can’t prepare for that and it was a fluke accident. Hopefully Evers can get better sooner rather than later because no one deserves that kind of career altering injury.
What have you thought of Evers so far? Can she be a star in NXT? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the History Of In Your House.
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