Kofi Kingston Undergoing Surgery For Ankle Injury

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Kofi Kingston is having ankle surgery to repair the injury that he suffered during a recent match on WWE Smackdown.

On the March 3rd edition of Smackdown, there was a promo segment that began with Drew McIntyre saying he wanted to challenge GUNTHER for the Intercontinental Title at WrestleMania 39. The promo was interrupted by Sheamus, LA Knight, Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods) and Karrion Kross.

After words were exchanged, there was a brawl between the five men and Woods. McIntyre did an impressive dive over the top rope onto a bunch of guys on the floor. Unfortunately, the spot ended up injuring Kingston because when McIntyre landed, Kofi’s right leg twisted underneath him. It was a right ankle injury for Kofi Kingston.

The March 10th Smackdown had Drew McIntyre and Sheamus each get a pinfall for a “draw” ending in a 5-Way match with Knight, Kross, and Woods replacing Kofi Kingston. That will lead to McIntyre facing Sheamus on Smackdown tonight for the shot at the Intercontinental Title.

On Instagram yesterday, Kofi Kingston had a funny post about his feet being “ashy” after some hotel lotion. Kofi also confirmed his ankle surgery would be today.

Kofi’s ankle surgery will take place today. It will likely keep him out of action for several weeks, but an exact timeline is unknown at this time.

In addition to the Instagram post, Kofi Kingston wrote a long Twitter post on Thursday evening about the kindness of the people of Alabama since he’s having surgery in Birmingham. It’s worth a read to remind yourself about the kindness of strangers.

***Long post ahead. Y’all that don’t like to read, this ain’t for you lol***

Alabama folks are so kind. Earlier today instead of waiting 15 min for an Uber to take me to the YMCA Shades Valley to workout, I opted to take one of those electric street scooters. Big mistake. Half the trip was uphill and on semi highway roads! And I was wearing my air cast walking boot! 😂

I got within a mile of the @BirminghamYMCA , and the scooter wouldn’t go further for some reason. Also, the Y was out of the drop off range, so I then had to call an Uber anyway, lol.

30 min later after 2 others canceled, one finally came to pick me up. I had him stop at target…I needed lotion (yes I was still ashy from this morning).

Finally got to the Y and the woman at the desk told me that in order to buy a guest pass, a member had to bring you as a guest… “but you can be my guest,” she said. And she vouched for me to workout. So kind of her to do for a stranger. I really wanted to move around a bit before I’m unable to do so after surgery tomorrow.

After the gym, I stopped at a stir fry spot called “Yummefy”. Tons of vegan options. The maps app said they were closed, but I was in luck! Nice lady gave me the best recommendations… I ordered all of them!

When I got my food, I went to inform the lady that the maps app said they were closed and they should probably fix their hours. She said, “oh we are closed. We just made that food for you anyway.”

My jaw dropped in disbelief. It was 15 minutes past the closing time! I thanked her profusely. So kind of her to go out of her way so that I could eat.

Anyway, a long message that can be summed up by saying that I am very grateful for the people I’ve come across here in Birmingham today.

Tomorrow, we march forward and into the hands of the best in the world at what he does! Let’s get this ankle right! 👊🏾

10:55 PM · Mar 16, 2023

Best wishes to Kofi Kingston on his ankle surgery.