That’s pretty terrible. There are all kinds of ways to get hurt in wrestling and you never know when someone is going to get hurt. That is the kind of thing that can be rather terrifying, but part of what people don’t often think about are the long term effects. Some injuries are serious enough that they hurt people for a long time after they get out of the ring, and that is the case again with a wrestling legend.
During a recent edition of his Kurt Angle Show, Kurt Angle discussed the long term health impacts of his neck injuries. Angle revealed that he cannot feel his pinkie fingers and that his motor skills have diminished. In addition, his arms have atrophied, making both of them about three inches shorter. Angle also said that one day he will have to have neck fusion surgery, though it is not clear if that will cure some of his issues.
Opinion: Angle is one of those cautionary tales that you hear about so often and yet it keeps getting worse. After all of the quick fix surgeries that he had, his neck is still in terrible shape and at some point he is going to have to have the major surgery to get it fixed for good. Thankfully he isn’t wrestling anymore, but dang did he ever cause a lot of damage over the years.
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Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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