WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle has revealed that he is set to undergo surgery on both of his knees next month.
During his Hall of Fame career, Kurt Angle has suffered his fair share of injuries. The multi-time WWE Champion has also spoken about how inactivity after his retirement in 2019 and then the COVID pandemic had led to further physical issues.
“Being out of wrestling the past few years, especially during the pandemic, I had a lot of physical problems. A lot of problems I had from not doing anything, not working out as much as I did, sitting all the time, nothing to do, being stuck at home. I started to have a lot of back pain and knee pain and it got to the point to where I was like I probably won’t wrestle again.”
These problems led to him training hard to get back into shape and he recently said that he was at the point that he would no longer rule out getting back in the ring.
However, any potential return might have to wait as, on the latest episode of The Kurt Angle Show (available via AdFreeShows), the Olympic Gold Medallist revealed that he will be undergoing double knee replacement surgery in the near future.
Angle said that he will be getting both of his knees replaced at the same time. This will leave him needing a wheelchair or a walker during his recovery.
“I’m having my knees replaced next month. Both of them at the same time, I’m getting it over with. I’ll be on a wheelchair or a walker.”
H/T to Wrestling Inc for the above transcription.