Jim Ross Gives Health Update After Recent ER Visit

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Jim Ross updated fans on his health after a recent trip to the ER.

June 17th saw the debut episode of AEW Collision, a show that featured the return of CM Punk. Ahead of the broadcast, it was announced that Jim Ross, Kevin Kelly, and Nigel McGuinness would serve as the commentary team for the show.

However, on the morning of the 17th, Jim Ross suffered a bad fall in his home that left him with a severe black eye. He still managed to travel to Chicago for AEW Collision, but after the broadcast, announced that he would be stepping away from the commentary desk to take time to heal. He later revealed that he’d suffered a concussion and admitted that traveling that day wasn’t in his best interests.

On the latest episode of Grilling JR, Jim Ross revealed that he recently took a trip to the emergency room to monitor redness in his wounded leg, saying visits are part of the maintenance of his condition as he continues to heal.

“I had to go to the emergency room this morning because I was concerned that the redness in my wounded leg was moving, and I’ve been warned about that, that you don’t want to let this thing get out of control. You see it moving past a certain spot on your leg, you need to go to the emergency room right away to have them look at it. I did, and they looked at it, and they did nothing. They didn’t need anything.

“They said, ‘You’re fine. It’s good that you’re paying attention, but if it continues to move in a northern direction, you need to come back to see us.’ So I did that this morning. That’s just part of the maintenance of this shit. I can tell you that right now.”

Continuing, Jim Ross addressed the potential of him returning to AEW commentary, saying that while he would like to return as soon as possible, he needs to take care of his health. In addition to the wound on his leg, he’s also dealing with severe lower back pain.

“People say, ‘When are you coming back to work?’ Well, I’d like to go back to work tonight. I’d like to go back to work next week, but I don’t know when that’s gonna be. I’ve got to get past this thing, and I’m hoping that the two issues I have, I can protect my wound from infection in a pretty good way. I’ve got the medicines, the solvents, the covers, all that stuff.

“But man, what’s killing me right now is the lower back thing. I’ve heard guys talk about sciatica I’m not a very positive way. It’s really challenging. It’s not good, man. So anyway, I’m working on that couple things.

“I can promise you that nobody in AEW wants to go back to work more than me. I miss being around the guys. I miss helping these young kids. I’m a good listener to them and for them. I miss all that. I’m an alpha personality and I like to be around other people and like to help others.”

Jim Ross admitted that being alone in his condo isn’t necessarily the best thing for his mental health, but confirmed that he’s making progress in his recovery and is seeing someone to help him continue to improve.

“When you’re sitting here in a condo, which is nice, it’s on the beach, it’s cool, I’m not bitching about that, but you are alone. Being alone’s not really a good thing for me. Sometimes, when I’m left to my own devices, I can make bad decisions. [Laughs]

“So anyway, it’s gonna be fine, it’s gonna get better, and I’m gonna see a good guy that could help me. He’s dealt with these guys before, where they needed to get a fast turnaround and all that stuff. So hopefully I’ll get some relief and I’ll be able to put my shoes on without help. Not help from another individual, but brace against something, it’s gotta be shoes I can slip in and out of. So that’s where I am. But just a couple weeks ago, I couldn’t even put my shoes on. I couldn’t bend over.”

h/t Fightful