Kofi Kingston Details Injury Rehab Process Leading To WWE Return

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Kofi Kingston made a triumphant return on WWE Raw this week and shared a lengthy message covering his comeback.

During his 15-year career, Kofi Kingston has been known for being one of the most durable wrestlers in the history of the company. As a former WWE, Tag Team, Intercontinental & US Champion, Kofi Kingston was always reliable in terms of being at shows and putting on great performances.

However, suffered a serious ankle injury back in March during a promo segment that saw Drew McIntyre do a somersault dive over the top. When Cody was on the ground catching Drew, Kofi’s right ankle twisted and required surgery. After nearly five months since the injury happened, Kofi was back in the ring this week.

This past Monday on Raw, The New Day’s Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods teamed up for a tag team win over The Viking Raiders. Kofi showed so signs of ring rust while Woods was also fresh after taking a few weeks off as well. The New Day’s presence will certainly add a boost to the tag team division.

Kofi Kingston Says It’s “Time To Get Back To Work”

On Instagram, Kofi posted a lengthy message about his injury, his rehab process and he thanked people important to him including his family, friends and the doctors that helped him rehab this ankle injury.


After nearly 5 months away, we finally made our return to the ring…it felt great to be back!

The journey was quite challenging and scary at times, but overall, fulfilling. One of the benefits of being injured is that you really learn a lot about yourself and your capabilities both physically and mentally. You really can’t help but level up in your progression as a human being. Which, in the end, is what we’re all trying to do in this life, isn’t it? One day at a time…

There are so many people who helped me get to this point and I’d like to take a moment to thank them:

Dr. Waldrop in Birmingham for performing a successful, multifaceted surgery that was more complicated than originally planned. Make no mistake, he is the best in the business.

The @NXT team in Orlando for opening their doors to me (and my boys 😂). Particularly Tara and Lauren at the PC for pushing my physical limits. Dr. Amann and the @WWE medical team for their support throughout and working within my comfort level.

Marcus Cantu and the team over at @austinsportsmed for all the PT, Dr. Bagley and the good folks at Corrective Health for aiding my healing, really over the past several years.

Of course my family…my kids for keeping me sane (and insane?), my wife @earthmamarising for running the house while I was indefinitely incapacitated on the couch (though I guess she runs the house wether I’m incapacitated or not… 😂 ), but especially for giving me her shoulder to cry on in the middle of the night when I couldn’t sleep because my ankle was in excruciating pain.

So many more that I’m sure I’m forgetting or that I can’t mention because… kayfabe. It’s still real to me, damn it! You know who you are.

Thank you all.

Anyway, I initially wanted this post to be a return video documenting progress with a little excitement and humor. Somehow I’ve turned it into a full-fledged tribute, so I’ll stop here, lol.

Time to get F* back to work! LFG!

*this F stands for “Fun”. But the F in LFG…not so much.

In the video, which you can see below, Kofi posted when he got hurt and also some of the surgery he had to get his ankle back to normal.