Former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston suffered an ankle injury on the March 3rd episode of SmackDown.
He was forced to undergo surgery and this resulted in him missing the WrestleMania 39 weekend festivities.
During a recent interview on the Battleground podcast, Kingston said he is rehabbing and is ahead of schedule when it comes to recovery:
“I’m actually in Orlando right now doing some rehab on my ankle. I had ankle surgery to remove a bone chip and fix a ligament after the massive Scottish, behemoth of a man’s Drew McIntyre landed on my leg and my body went east and my leg went West and my ankle was completely sprained.
But they took out some bone chips and fixed the ligament. And now I’m on the mend. You know somewhere in between a robot and a zombie and you know, so somewhere in between I’m working my way back to the fold. So it’s all good.
That is good to hear that actually 3/17 obviously a day after 3/16 you know what I’m saying? So now I’m really bad with like dates and stuff. It would be, what, 12 weeks on Friday, 12 weeks post-op. I’m doing really well.
I actually had this same surgery on the same ankle about 6 years ago to have bone chips removed. So I feel like this time around, like I kind of know what to expect. And I’ve been kind of ahead of schedule for the most part, and I’m really able to do a lot of like normal people things and live normal life.
So now it’s just a matter of trying to, like go to the next level and do WWE Superstar things, you know what I mean in ring, things like that. So I’ve been in Orlando for the past week, just kind of seeing where I’m at and things are looking pretty good.
So hopefully sooner than later you’ll see me in the ring, you know, but you are going to see me, you know, hosting the Panthers.”
In an update from the Wrestling Observer, WWE is now advertising Kofi for events that are a couple of months away:
“Kofi Kingston should be back shortly after undergoing ankle surgery. He is starting to be listed in advertising for shows, although the shows are still a few months away.”
It’s safe to say that Kofi will probably return after WWE is done with SummerSlam 2023.
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